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BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators

BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators

BELCO has been ordered by the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [the Authority] to pay all distributed generators for the electricity they feed-in to the BELCO grid according to RA officials. A spokesperson said, “Until now, some consumers who feed-in their excess power from distributed generation to BELCO’s grid have not yet been paid. Payment... Read more of this article

BELCO Advisory: Website Service Interruption

BELCO Advisory: Website Service Interruption

BELCO is advising the customers that in order to facilitate back-end server upgrades, their website will be unavailable from 10am on Friday [Aug 17] for 24 to 48 hours starting on Friday morning. A spokesperson said, “BELCO would like to advise customers that in order to facilitate back-end server upgrades, its website, www.belco.bm, including the... Read more of this article

BELCO Cup Match Meter Reading Advisory

BELCO Cup Match Meter Reading Advisory

BELCO said they “would like to advise customers that in light of the upcoming two day Cup Match holiday and in an effort to ensure meter reading cycles do not go beyond 34 days, Meter Readers will be taking readings on Saturday August 4th in areas throughout St. George’s and St. David’s; and Saturday, August 11th in areas throughout Devonshire... Read more of this article

Ascendant Group Announces Six Month Results

Ascendant Group Announces Six Month Results

“BELCO and our non-utility businesses performed well in the first half of this year – evidence that our strategic plan is bearing fruit,” Ascendant Group President and CEO Sean Durfy said today as he announced the company’s results for the first half of 2018. Mr. Durfy said: “The Company’s performance reflects continued, solid... Read more of this article

BELCO Introduce Hybrid Bucket Trucks To Fleet

BELCO Introduce Hybrid Bucket Trucks To Fleet

BELCO has unveiled its new hybrid bucket truck fleet, marking the latest phase in a comprehensive plan to convert the majority of its fleet to electric vehicles by 2025. “The new Isuzu 2018 diesel NRR modelsreplace vehicles that were beyond their useful lives. The hybrid trucks are equipped with lithium ion battery packs to run the aerial platform,... Read more of this article

BELCO Restore Power After Major Outage

BELCO Restore Power After Major Outage

[Updated] This morning [July 19] BELCO ”experienced a load shed situation” and as a result approximately 16,000 customers lost power across the island, and as of 9:33am, power has been restored to 23 circuits and 594 customers remain without power. A spokesperson said, “At approximately 8:34am this morning, BELCO experienced a loadshed... Read more of this article

RA: ‘Smart Meters In Bermuda Considered Safe’

RA: ‘Smart Meters In Bermuda Considered Safe’

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda released the findings of its independent assessment of BELCO smart meters, saying that the “test results show that smart meters used in Bermuda are considered safe for general population.” “The Authority tested radio frequency [RF] radiation emissions against the standards for Maximum Permissible... Read more of this article

$107.5M Financing For New BELCO System

$107.5M Financing For New BELCO System

BELCO has arranged $107.5 million in financing which the company said “will be used to fund the construction of BELCO’s replacement generation and battery energy storage system.” Ascendant, BELCO’s parent company, said, “Ascendant Group Limited is pleased to announce the signing by its wholly owned subsidiary, Bermuda Electric... Read more of this article

BELCO Advisory: Traffic Controls In Warwick

BELCO Advisory: Traffic Controls In Warwick

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] is advising the motorist that emergency excavation work is taking place on Middle Road in Warwick, east of the junction with Longford Road due to a transmission cable fault that has occurred. A spokesperson said, “BELCO wishes to advise motorists that emergency excavation work is taking place on Middle... Read more of this article

BELCO Staff Complete Electric Vehicle Training

BELCO Staff Complete Electric Vehicle Training

BELCO has just completed electric vehicle training for its Fleet Team as it moves towards a 100% electric fleet. The five-day training was carried out by Craig Van Batenburg of the Massachusetts-based Automotive Career Development Centre [ACDC], which has provided training all around the World. Jason Simons, Anton Daniels, Nigel Lewis, Aesop Smith and... Read more of this article

RA: Smart Meters “Meet FCC Safety Standards”

RA: Smart Meters “Meet FCC Safety Standards”

In light of recent public concern around the safety of ‘smart meters’, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda is assuring the public that the meters deployed in Bermuda meet United States Federal Communications Commission [FCC] safety standards. ‘Smart meters’, or Advanced Metering Infrastructure [AMI], are used to meter the use of electricity... Read more of this article

BELCO Emergency Repairs On St. John’s Road

BELCO Emergency Repairs On St. John’s Road

BELCO is advising motorists that emergency repairs are currently being carried out to repair a transmission cable fault on St. John’s Road at the junction of Berkeley Hill and Gorhams on St. John’s Road, with traffic being affected. A spokesperson said, “Traffic controls will be in place for the duration of the project. Motorists are asked... Read more of this article

RA Public Consultation On Energy Sector

RA Public Consultation On Energy Sector

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has today launched the first stage of public consultation on a proposed Integrated Resource Plan [IRP] for Bermuda’s energy sector. The proposed IRP document, produced by BELCO, is now published and the public is encouraged to provide input on the proposal. Public and stakeholder submissions and comments will feed... Read more of this article