This private entity, which emerged last year as part of the economic reforms launched by the island’s authorities and considered the only one of its kind in the territory, is carrying out its first projects in favor of the use of so-called clean energy.
Its fundamental aim is “to support technological progress through a wide range of services, including installation, maintenance, diagnosis, projects, advice, technical assistance, post-sale, warranty, and repair” of the equipment used for these purposes, a report by the Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) news agency specifies.
Ernesto González, commercial director of RENOVA, explained to the media that they have already signed a contract with Camagüey’s Food Products Wholesale Enterprise (EMPA) for the installation of photovoltaic systems for the generation of 100 kilowatts per day. These panels will enable the EMPA to be self-sufficient in electricity and at the same time contribute to the network, among other uses for work, he detailed.
In addition, the MSME also signed a mutual aid agreement with the Empresa de Soluciones Integrales de Telecomunicaciones (SOLINTEL), through which it becomes its representative in the eastern region of the country, while also having other panel installation projects with the DESOFT and CITMATEL state enterprises of the territory, “the latter with the most advanced process,” according to González.
According to the news release, RENOVA expects to have its official website already available in March, as well as launching a virtual store, “all based on a customer service system and alternative communication channels on social networks.”
So far made up of 12 employees, the MSME from Camagüey is a Single-Person Limited Liability Company that “seeks to put renewable energy in the hands of everyone, the state sector, the private sector, and the population in general,” according to the ACN.
Its lines of work also include “helping and promoting the monitoring of remote systems, remote control, the automation of these processes, and participating in the modernization of the computer, communications and internal networks systems, which allow a sustainable business and its development.”
So far, the Cuban Ministry of Economy and Planning has authorized more than 1,800 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to date, of which 65 are in Camagüey. These enterprises can be state-owned, private or joint, and are recognized as economic units with their own legal status, although without access to strategic spheres for the State such as health, communications and defense.