According to Energy and Mines Minister Alfredo Lopez, wind energy is the centerpiece of the effort to generate 24% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Reportedly, Cuban officials are planning to attract more than $600 million in foreign investment to finance construction.
Increased use of wind, solar and hydroelectric power plants will help Cuba reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and save about $780 million annually, according to Lopez.
Currently, about 4% of Cuba's electricity is generated using renewable sources. The country's wind portfolio comprises four operating wind farms, which have 12 MW of generating capacity total and are situated throughout the island.
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