Juan Manuel Presa, Cuban Vice Minister of the Basic Industry, speaking at the opening of the Second Forum-Workshop on that activity, said that saving is critical, when humanity is subjected to a severe financial, energy and environmental crisis.

The official noted that national programs should combine the use of renewable energy sources and alternatives to ensure uninterrupted power service 24 hours a day.

Jorge Herrera, a member of the Foundation for the Development of Electric Power in Venezuela, told ACN news agency that the event allows the exchange of experiences related to programs designed to encourage a culture of savings in governmental and residential sectors.

Exior Sanchez, coordinator of the Project for efficient use of energy in the South American nation, said the severe drought resulting from the El Niño climatological phenomenon caused a crisis in electricity generation in his country, which generates 70 percent of its energy from water sources.

In order to counter its effects, the Bolivarian government encourages saving measures and alternative projects to accelerate the creation of thermoelectric plants and the use of wind power, among other variables.

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