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BELCO Celebrates North Power Station Progress

BELCO Celebrates North Power Station Progress

Staff from the Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] recently held a roof wetting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structure and roof of the North Power Station [NPS]. A spokesperson said, “The NPS is part of the Company’s $250 million capital plan to ensure BELCO can continue to provide Bermuda’s residents and businesses... Read more of this article

BELCO Scholarships & Bursaries Recipients

BELCO Scholarships & Bursaries Recipients

BELCO congratulated the recipients of this year’s annual scholarships and bursaries, ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 per selected student. Sixteen deserving students received the BELCO scholarships and bursary awards, which will assist them in their tertiary studies. Ezra Turner received the $25,000 BELCO Postgraduate STEM Scholarship for a qualified... Read more of this article

BELCO Saturday Morning Update: 28 Out

BELCO Saturday Morning Update: 28 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power to the over 28,000 who lost power due to the storm, and as of 8.00am this morning [Sept 28], 28 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 8:00am: 28 [0.1%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s:... Read more of this article

BELCO Friday Morning Update: 174 Out

BELCO Friday Morning Update: 174 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power to the over 28,000 who lost power due to the storm, and as of 9.30am this morning [Sept 27], 174 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 9:30AM: 174 [0.5%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:”St... Read more of this article

BELCO Thursday Morning Update: 964 Out

BELCO Thursday Morning Update: 964 Out

[Updated] Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power, and as of 10.00am this morning [Sept 26], 964 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 10:00am: 964 [2.7%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s: 20 Pembroke: 81 Sandys: 57 Devonshire:... Read more of this article

BELCO Making Progress, But Facing Setbacks

BELCO Making Progress, But Facing Setbacks

Following Hurricane Humberto, BELCO said they “continue to make good progress in restoring power” but are “facing setbacks” such as “pole fires due to salt that had been deposited by Humberto combined with a light rain, which knocked out power to a number of areas that had been restored.” A spokesperson said, ”... Read more of this article

BELCO Monday Morning Update: 2061 Out

BELCO Monday Morning Update: 2061 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power, and as of 9.00am this morning [Sept 23], just over 2,000 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 9:00am: 2061 [6%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s: 218 Pembroke: 264 Sandys:... Read more of this article

BELCO Restore Power To 95% Of Customers

BELCO Restore Power To 95% Of Customers

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO said they have restored power to 24,905 customers or 95% as of 6:00pm today [Sept 22] explaining that “while work continues on main branch lines, crews are getting to smaller pockets of outages in neighbourhoods in all parishes.” A BELCO spokesperson explained: “It is clear that a number... Read more of this article

Algonquin Joins Electricity Restoration Efforts

Algonquin Joins Electricity Restoration Efforts

A crew from Algonquin Power & Utilities have arrived on the island to support restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Humberto’s island wide damages. A BELCO spokesperson said, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Humberto, in addition to the number of BELCO retirees that have joined the effort to repair, a crew from Algonquin Power... Read more of this article

BELCO Retirees Join In Restoration Effort

BELCO Retirees Join In Restoration Effort

BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power, and they are now getting a helping hand from some very experienced people, with former BELCO staff coming out of retirement to assist, with BELCO saying they are “pleased to welcome back old friends” as their “extensive training means that they can hit the ground running.” 8,094 Without... Read more of this article

11,081 Customers Remain Without Power

11,081 Customers Remain Without Power

As of 6.30pm this evening [Sept 20] a total of 11,081 customers remain without power due to Hurricane Humberto, and BELCO crews continue to work on restoration and said that is ”anticipated that all customers will have their power restored by end of day on Monday.” A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews continue to work across the island... Read more of this article

Humberto: 28,000 Customers Lost Power

Humberto: 28,000 Customers Lost Power

[Updated] The Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] confirmed that more than 28,000 customers [80%] lost power due to Hurricane Humberto. However, crews were deployed at first light and are working on restoration, with some reports already being received of people’s power returning. Update 2.47pm: A spokesperson said, “Following the passage... Read more of this article

BELCO: Hurricane Preparation & Safety Advice

BELCO: Hurricane Preparation & Safety Advice

As Hurricane Humberto approaches Bermuda, BELCO said their crisis management team are “closely monitoring” and “assets have been put in place before the arrival of the storm so that once it has passed any restoration efforts can proceed quickly and efficiently.” A spokesperson said, “As Hurricane Humberto approaches Bermuda,... Read more of this article