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March 27, 2019

Signing of Grant Agreement with Cuba:Contributing to the promotion of renewable energy through power supply stabilization

photosigning ceremony

On March 26, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Cuba in Havana to provide grant aid of up to 2.392 billion yen for the Project for the Improvement of Power Supply in the Isle of Youth.

Under the project, equipment for electrical system stabilization will be introduced on the Isle of Youth, which is the biggest remote island in Cuba, to ensure a stable supply of renewable energy on the island. It is hoped that the project will promote the use of renewable energy in Cuba.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Republic of Cuba
Project title The Project for the Improvement of Power Supply in the Isle of Youth
Planned implementation period 36 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Unión Nacional Eléctrica
Target region, facilities Isle of Youth
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Equipment procurement
One storage battery set (10 and 3.33 megawatts), power conditioning systems (20), containers (15), power receiving and transforming equipment, control devices, an energy management system (EMS)
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision, (as guidance in managing the facilities) technical instruction on the effects that the EMS, storage battery and other equipment will have on the system and existing electrical generation facilities, other


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