BELCO Update: All Customers Power Restored

October 18, 2016

[Updated] As of noon today [Oct 18], 33 customers remain without power, down from 140 this time yesterday, and down from a peak of 27,431 customers who lost power due to Hurricane Nicole on Thursday.

“Crews worked late into the night, and we are targeting to complete today,” BELCO said. ”Crews are moving throughout the Island today working on a number of small pockets and individual outages.

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“As power is restored throughout the Island, please take precautions when bringing your appliances and sensitive equipment back on-line. BELCO strongly recommends using surge protection equipment, particularly following a storm such as a hurricane that has weakened the stability of the system.

“Be aware that the system has been stressed and as a result, abnormalities such as surges are more likely to occur than normal, so we advise using surge protection and/or unplugging sensitive equipment when not in use.

“We would like to thank our customers for their ongoing patience and remain committed to getting everyone on.”

Update 4.56pm: BELCO said, “As of 4:45pm today – Tuesday, 17 customers remain without power, down from 44 this morning. Crews will work tonight to continue restoration efforts and it is our intent to try to get everyone back on tonight.

“Some of the small and individual jobs have required extensive work taking several hours. Should this slow down progress tonight, anyone who does not restored tonight will be priority in the morning. ”

Update Wed, Oct 19, 7.55am: BELCO: Crews worked late last night and all customers have had power restored.

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  1. all distorted says:

    Well done Belco, you guys are de BOMB! Logic, cablevision who ever you are should take notes from Belco.
    Call the customer service to report my internet down at 855am Monday morning, I get the recording , our office hours are from 830 am. Then im speaking to a foreigner to Bermuda telling me there working in my area. But the people in the same house as me have internet and I don’t. They need competition other then wow.

  2. Publius says:

    Belco has done a great job – thank you

  3. Confused says:

    Congratulations to Belco and their staff who have worked tirelessly to get power restored. THANK YOU!!!

  4. Toodle-oo says:

    My , and everyone’s , thanks should be clearly directed at the great lines crews . Ever since Emily I’ve had a great respect for what they’re up against and what they do during/after a serious storm .

    As for the corporate side of BELCO .. sorry no recognition for you . Unless it’s for figuring out how with the lowest oil prices in decades to make our bills , even with reduced consumption , look exactly the same as they did a few years ago !

  5. Athena says:

    Kudos to the line crews. Without you this quick recovery would not have been possible.

    To all my fellow Bermudians let’s make an early resolution for the upcoming year to keep greenery cutback like we used to.

    Thanks to all at BELCO for a great job.

  6. Broken Glass says:

    candle power rules!

  7. JohnBoy says:

    I think they are going for a local record. They want everyone restored within a week.

  8. stunned... says:

    BELCO – thank you for helping to restore our island. without your professional commitment and technical expertise, we would still be in the ‘dark ages’!

  9. Valley Green says:

    BELCO should give the last customer one months free electricity!