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Mon Aug 12, 2013, 10:08 AM

Cuba as a case study for distributed grid architecture and energy efficiency

188 days of significant blackouts in 2004,
224 in 2005,
3 in 2006,
0 in 2007

Efficiency and Micropower for Reliable and Resilient Electricity Service: An Intriguing Case-Study from Cuba

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: 2010-23
YEAR: 2010
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper
PUBLISHER: RMI

Cuba's decrepit electricity grid suffered 188 days of significant blackouts in 2004, 224 in 2005, 3 in 2006, and 0 in 2007. This dramatic improvement was due to a nationwide efficiency program, a crash program of switching to a majority of distributed generation, and reorganizing grid architecture around islandable netted microgrids. This success could be instructive for failing grids like those in Iraq and Afghanistan


Download study (3 pages): http://www.rmi.org/cms/Download.aspx?id=4946&file=2010-23_CubaElectricity.pdf&title=Efficiency+and+Micropower+for+Reliable+and+Resilient+Electricity+Service%3a+An+Intriguing+Case-Study+from+Cuba


They have dependable architecture in place and are now in the process of reducing fossil fuel dependency by moving to renewables.

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niyad Aug 2013 #1

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Mon Aug 12, 2013, 10:15 AM

1. we could learn some serious lessons from cuba--not only in this, but in the preparation for natural

disasters.

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