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BELCO Interruption In Southampton On Friday

BELCO Interruption In Southampton On Friday

BELCO advised that in order to make repairs, there will be an “emergency interruption of service” this Friday [Feb 16] from 9am to approximately 2pm, which will affect over 300 customers in Southampton including the areas of Riviera Road, Riviera Crescent, South Avenue, West Avenue, East Avenue, Sunny Side Park Drive, Sunny Side Park Lane... Read more of this article

BELCO Sends Third Crew To Help In BVI

BELCO Sends Third Crew To Help In BVI

BELCO sent its third crew to Tortola, British Virgin Islands [BVI] on Monday to further assist with ongoing hurricane restoration efforts following the devastating effects of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to be reported, caused wide-spread destruction throughout BVI, including its national electricity... Read more of this article

BELCO Undertaking Market Research Survey

BELCO Undertaking Market Research Survey

BELCO would like to advise its customers that it will be undertaking a customer survey throughout December. The research will be conducted by Total Research Associates [TRA], a public opinion and market research firm and its partner, Corporate Research Associates [CRA]. It will include telephone and online surveys and will run from today, December 11th... Read more of this article

Minister On BELCO’s Emergency Preparation

Minister On BELCO’s Emergency Preparation

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 1], Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said he is “pleased to advise this Honourable House of a significant disaster and emergency preparedness exercise conducted this week by BELCO,” saying that as ”part of the Island’s critical national infrastructure, BELCO has a number of... Read more of this article

BELCO Adopting Incident Command System

BELCO Adopting Incident Command System

BELCO yesterday [Nov 29] hosted a Safety and Environmental Emergency Response Table Top exercise as part of its long-term adoption of the Incident Command System [ICS]. “ICS is a standardised approach to command, control and coordination of emergency response that is widely used in Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom. It has also been recommended... Read more of this article

FoH & BELCO To Launch Festival Of Lights

FoH & BELCO To Launch Festival Of Lights

Friends of Hospice [FoH] and BELCO are inviting the public to attend the inaugural Festival of Lights, set to take place at the Botanical Gardens from December 2 through December 30. A spokesperson said, “The Festival of Lights will include the December 2nd Opening Celebration including family fun activities from 3pm-9pm and the Lighting Ceremony... Read more of this article

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