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BELCO Requested To Provide IRP Proposal

BELCO Requested To Provide IRP Proposal

Further to BELCO being issued with a Transmission, Distribution and Retail [TD&R] license on 27th October 2017, the Regulatory Authority has issued a notice requesting that BELCO submit an Integrated Resource Plan proposal [“IRP Proposal”] to the Authority by 15th February 2018. A spokesperson for the Authority stated, “An Integrated Resource... Read more of this article

BELCO Customer Dept To Close Early Tomorrow

BELCO Customer Dept To Close Early Tomorrow

BELCO is advising its customers that their Customer Experience Department will close early tomorrow [Nov 17]. A spokesperson said, “BELCO would like to advise customers that its Customer Experience Department will be closed from 2:30-3:30pm tomorrow, Friday, November 17th, to enable Team members to attend an emergency Union meeting. This will include... Read more of this article

Power Outage After Contractor Strikes Cable

Power Outage After Contractor Strikes Cable

[Updated] 94 customers are without power this afternoon [Nov 15] after a “contractor working at the corner of Parliament and Victoria Streets struck a 4KV underground cable.” A BELCO spokesperson said, “At 2:29pm a contractor working at the corner of Parliament and Victoria Streets struck a 4KV underground cable. 94 customers are currently... Read more of this article

Traffic Advisory: Middle & Valley Road In Paget

Traffic Advisory: Middle & Valley Road In Paget

BELCO has advised motorists that excavation and trenching work will be taking place in Paget at the junction of Middle Road and Valley Road from Saturday, November 11 through Monday, November 13. “This work is necessary to carry out undergrounding work and to remove a broken pole. Safety barriers with lighting will be in place,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

RA Updates On BELCO And Electricity Sector

RA Updates On BELCO And Electricity Sector

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority announced that “following necessary amendments to the Electricity Act receiving Royal Assent on October 27, 2017, BELCO and the Government’s Tyne’s Bay power generation facility have been issued with electricity sector licenses.” “The Authority was given oversight of the electricity sector in... Read more of this article

Outage Due To ‘Branches Tangled In Wires’

Outage Due To ‘Branches Tangled In Wires’

Yesterday afternoon [Oct 1] there was a power outage on the Chapel Road circuit impacting 265 customers, and upon BELCO’s arrival, they “found a number palm tree branches tangled in the wires,” and the crew “trimmed back the palm branches and power was restored at 5:17pm,” BELCO has confirmed. A BELCO spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

BELCO Crew To Travel To BVI On Wednesday

BELCO Crew To Travel To BVI On Wednesday

BELCO’s Lineman Crew — originally scheduled to depart on September 16th — will be flying out tomorrow [Sept 27] in order to help restore electricity in the British Virgin Islands. “Following the devastating effects of the 185mph winds of Category 5 Hurricane Irma to BVI’s electricity infrastructure, BELCO had responded to a request... Read more of this article

BELCO Pembroke Planned Outage Rescheduled

BELCO Pembroke Planned Outage Rescheduled

BELCO is advising residents of Pembroke that the planned power interruption originally scheduled for today [Sept 26] was postponed due to operational issues. A spokesperson said, “BELCO would like to advise residents of Pembroke that the planned power interruption originally scheduled for today, Tuesday, September 26th was postponed due to operational... Read more of this article

TS Maria Delays BELCO Team Departure

TS Maria Delays BELCO Team Departure

The departure of a BELCO Lineman crew to the British Virgin Islands [BVI] to assist with hurricane restoration efforts has been delayed due to Tropical Storm Maria’s forecasted upgrade to become a Category 3 hurricane by mid-week, and its track in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands. A BELCO spokesperson said, “Please be advised that due... Read more of this article

BELCO Crew To Travel To British Virgin Islands

BELCO Crew To Travel To British Virgin Islands

In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s direct Category 5 hit to a number of the Caribbean islands, BELCO will be sending a Lineman crew to the British Virgin Islands [BVI] to assist with hurricane restoration efforts. “A request for urgent support was received by the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation [CARILEC] immediately following the onset... Read more of this article

Traffic Advisory: Rural Hill Road Works Continue

Traffic Advisory: Rural Hill Road Works Continue

Government officials are reminding the motoring public that BELCO is conducting road works in the Rural Hill, Paget area to fix an underground transmission cable, and with the exception of critical access, motorists are advised to use alternative routes. A Government spokesperson said, “As a reminder, BELCO advised the public recently that it... Read more of this article

BELCO Advisory: Traffic Controls On Rural Hill

BELCO Advisory: Traffic Controls On Rural Hill

BELCO is advising that traffic controls will be in place as road work will begin tomorrow [Aug 25] at 6.30pm in the eastbound lane [heading into Hamilton] on Rural Hill in Paget between Stowe Hill and Lovers Lane. A spokesperson said, “BELCO wishes to advise motorists that road work will begin tomorrow, Friday August 25th at 6:30pm in the eastbound... Read more of this article

BELCO: Cable Fault Power Outage Affects 5000

BELCO: Cable Fault Power Outage Affects 5000

[Updated] Approximately 5000 BELCO customers in the West End parishes are currently without power after a fault on transmission cables that feed out of the Belmont substation according to the company. A spokesperson said, “BELCO experienced a fault on the 22kV transmission cables that feed out of the Belmont substation. As a result 5,000 customers... Read more of this article