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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

Consultation On Feed-In Tariff Methodology

Consultation On Feed-In Tariff Methodology

Consultation on the method to calculate the rate paid to Renewable Energy Metering Scheme participants is underway, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced today. The Feed-in Tariff is paid by BELCO to compensate people who are connected to the electricity network and who generate electricity via renewable energy systems such as solar panels and... Read more of this article

Ascendant Group Announces 2017 Results

Ascendant Group Announces 2017 Results

In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Ascendant Group Limited announced their 2017 results, with core earnings in 2017 of $18.9 million compared to $13.9 million in 2016. The filing stated: Stable earnings at BELCO; significant earnings growth in unregulated businesses HighlightsAscendant Group Limited’s core earnings per share increased... Read more of this article

Advisory: Traffic Controls In Harrington Sound

Advisory: Traffic Controls In Harrington Sound

BELCO advised that “emergency excavation and repair work” is taking place on Harrington Sound Road from today through Monday, and traffic controls will be in place. A spokesperson said, “BELCO wishes to advise motorists that emergency excavation and repair work will be taking place on Harrington Sound Road approximately 225 ft east of... Read more of this article

Monday: All Talk In St. George’s Will Be Closed

Monday: All Talk In St. George’s Will Be Closed

BELCO said they “would like to inform customers that All Talk in St. George’s will be closed on Monday, April 16, and as such bill payments won’t be available there on that day.” A spokesperson said, “This will affect BELCO customers who wish to make payments at All Talk on that day only. “Customers will still be able... Read more of this article

RA: ‘Security Of Electricity Supply For Bermuda’

RA: ‘Security Of Electricity Supply For Bermuda’

A decision to allow BELCO to replace ageing generators “was necessary for safety and the security of electricity supply for Bermuda,” the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said today. Last week it was announced that the Authority had issued an order for the replacement of aged generation assets permitting BELCO to start installation of four... Read more of this article

Hamilton Parish Planned Outage Cancelled

Hamilton Parish Planned Outage Cancelled

BELCO said they would like to advise customers in Hamilton Parish that the “planned outage scheduled for today in the following areas has been cancelled due to the high number of weather-related outages that occurred overnight: “Crow’s Nest Hill, Trinity Church Road, Mount Whyndham Drive, Wyndham Hill, Bayside Lane, Wilkinson Avenue,... Read more of this article

Approval To Construct Replacement Generation

Approval To Construct Replacement Generation

Ascendant Group advised that BELCO has obtained RA approval to “construct replacement generation,” with the company saying that in addition to the creation of new jobs during the construction phase and the assurance of employees’ ongoing safety, “there are numerous benefits that will be realised by our customers once the replacement... Read more of this article

BELCO Update: 937 Customers Without Power

BELCO Update: 937 Customers Without Power

937 customers remain without power this afternoon [March 6] due to weather related outages, BELCO has confirmed. The company said, “As of 12:40pm this afternoon, 937 customers remain without power, all due to weather related outages. This is down from approximately 3498 at 9:45am. The largest outage is in the Harrington Sound area  [533 customers... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘Staff Hold Meeting, Return To Work’

BELCO: ‘Staff Hold Meeting, Return To Work’

“An employee meeting was held this morning, following which employees returned to work,” BELCO said today [March 6]. A spokesperson said, “There is no industrial action currently taking place at BELCO. An employee meeting was held this morning, following which, employees returned to work. As a matter of policy, BELCO does not comment... Read more of this article

Power Outage: Harrington Sound School Closed

Power Outage: Harrington Sound School Closed

Harrington Sound Primary School has been closed this morning due to a power outage, the Department of Education has confirmed. A Government spokesperson said, “Due to a BELCO transformer that has blown in the Harrington Sound area this morning [March 6] there is no electricity to the Harrington Sound Primary School. “As such, the Department... Read more of this article

BELCO Update: 72 Customers Without Power

BELCO Update: 72 Customers Without Power

[Updated] BELCO have advised that 72 customers remain without power tonight [March 4] and all available crews have been working throughout the day to restore power and will continue to do so until they are stood down at midnight tonight. The company said, “As of 6:45pm we had 72 customers without power. All available crews have been working throughout... Read more of this article

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