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BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO crews are working hard to restore power after outages affected some customers in the central parishes. At approximately 6.45pm this evening, the company said, “We’re aware of current outages and, despite high winds, crews are onsite working hard to restore power to affected areas. We appreciate your patience.” Screenshots from... Read more of this article

Ministry Statement: Cemetery Road Re-Opening

Ministry Statement: Cemetery Road Re-Opening

“The Government is confident that working with BELCO, we can devise a solution that will allow it to safely carry out its operations while providing the public continued full access to Cemetery Road,” the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will recall the Ministry of Public Works advisory from December... Read more of this article

BELCO Announces Opening of Cemetery Road

BELCO Announces Opening of Cemetery Road

BELCO announced that “Cemetery Road re-opened to the public on Friday, 1 January, having been closed during the construction of the North Power Station.” A spokesperson said, “The public is advised to use caution when using Cemetery Road as BELCO staff will be making regular crossings of the road to transport equipment and supplies.... Read more of this article

Minister Roban On Island-Wide Power Outage

Minister Roban On Island-Wide Power Outage

Government’s position is that BELCO “must be held accountable and answerable to the residents of Bermuda,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban following the recent island-wide power outage. Speaking during last night’s press conference, Minister Walter Roban said, “Last week Friday, the impact of the island-wide outage went... Read more of this article

BELCO Update On Island-Wide Outage

BELCO Update On Island-Wide Outage

BELCO provided an update on the island-wide power outage that occurred on Friday, December 18th, saying that ‘while the incident is still under investigation, early indications are that the cause was equipment failure.’ BELCO President Dennis Pimentel said: “First and foremost let me again apologise to our customers for the inconvenience... Read more of this article

Clean Air Coalition Issues Requests To BELCO

Clean Air Coalition Issues Requests To BELCO

The Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC], whose members include local residents, businesses, and small activist groups, recently issued a list of recommendations and requests to BELCO. “The recommendations emerged from consultations with local residents who have been experiencing a range of nuisances due to BELCO’s operations. Many residents are... Read more of this article

Power Outage In Southampton, 340 Customers

Power Outage In Southampton, 340 Customers

Some west end residents may be getting a sense of déjà vu, as there is power outage affecting approximately 340 customers in Southampton today [Dec 21], with BELCO explaining that the outage is an “isolated incident due to a fault on a utility pole.” At approximately 3.45pm this afternoon, the company said, “We’re aware of an outage... Read more of this article

Power Restored To Majority Of All Customers

Power Restored To Majority Of All Customers

As of 5:00pm today [Dec 18] power has been restored to the majority of all customers, BELCO announced this evening. A spokesperson said, “BELCO announced that as of 5:00 pm power has been restored to the majority of all customers, however restoration work is still continuing in the areas of Camp Hill, St. George’s and Ess Hill. There may... Read more of this article

Updating | Island Wide Power Outages

Updating | Island Wide Power Outages

[Updating] The island experienced wide scale power outages today [Dec 18] with most the island losing power at just past 10.00am and remaining without power for several hours. Power was restored to most the island by 5pm, and BELCO confirmed thw welcome news that no staff were injured, and the hospital confirmed that their emergency backups kicked in... Read more of this article

BELCO Retires Old Engines & Exhaust Stacks

BELCO Retires Old Engines & Exhaust Stacks

BELCO today [Dec 9] announced the “decommissioning of several old engines and exhaust stacks at its Serpentine Road plant.” A spokesperson said, “A total of eight engines and five exhaust stacks were formally retired from service on November 30th. “Work to dismantle the engines and associated machinery is anticipated to begin... Read more of this article

Wayne Caines Named Ascendant President

Wayne Caines Named Ascendant President

Ascendant Group — the parent company of BELCO — announced the appointment of Wayne Caines to the newly created role of Ascendant President. A spokesperson said, “Ascendant Group Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Caines to the newly created role of Ascendant President. He will join the Company on Monday, December... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘Working To Diagnose & Fix The Issues’

BELCO: ‘Working To Diagnose & Fix The Issues’

BELCO advised that contractors installed new equipment at the North Power Station, with the company noting they have been working “to diagnose and fix the issues to ensure the plant operates as efficiently and cleanly as possible.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today advised that engineering contractor... Read more of this article

Greenrock Commend Clean Air Coalition

Greenrock Commend Clean Air Coalition

“Greenrock would like to congratulate the local residents and business leaders who have formed the Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC], an activist group, aimed at raising awareness about the grave implications caused by BELCO’s stacks and machinery,” Greenrock Chairman Eugene Dean said. Mr Dean said, “For years area residents have experienced... Read more of this article