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BELCO Building Battery Energy Storage System

BELCO Building Battery Energy Storage System

As part of BELCO’s capital plan, a Battery Energy Storage System [BESS] is being built which the company said “will help to reduce costs and ensure a more reliable electricity supply.” “The BESS is being built to provide spinning reserve. Spinning reserve is the reserve capacity that must always be available to feed into the grid... Read more of this article

Seminar Held On How To Reduce Electricity Bill

Seminar Held On How To Reduce Electricity Bill

The Women’s Resource Centre and BELCO recently partnered to host a workshop entitled ‘Use Less, Save More’: How to Reduce your Electricity Bill. “The one hour Free Lunch & Learn was sponsored by BELCO. The objective was for women to gain tools to lead energy efficient households and learn new methods to reduce their electricity costs. BELCO... Read more of this article

ESTU Meets With Board Of Ascendant Group

ESTU Meets With Board Of Ascendant Group

The announcement that Ascendant is evaluating a potential sale of the company has “raised concerns about the future of the company and our members,” the Electricity Supply Trade Union said today, adding that they have met with the Ascendant Board and plan to further discuss the matter at a meeting today. This follows after the board of the... Read more of this article

BELCO Customer Centre Closed For Christmas

BELCO Customer Centre Closed For Christmas

BELCO said they wish to advise customers that the Customer Experience Centre at its 27 Serpentine Road location will close at 12pm on Monday, December 24, in preparation for the Christmas holiday. “BELCO will resume normal business hours on Thursday, December 27,” a spokesperson said. “On Monday afternoon, customers may make BELCO... Read more of this article

Traffic Diversion: Broken Pole In Devonshire

Traffic Diversion: Broken Pole In Devonshire

Traffic is being diverted away from the Orange Valley Road area near Middle Road after a utility pole broke resulting in the top part of the pole with wires attached hanging over the road. We unofficially understand a tractor trailer truck was in the area when the incident occurred. BELCO staff and vehicles are at the scene working to replace the pole.... Read more of this article

Column: Pimentel On Bermuda’s Energy Future

Column: Pimentel On Bermuda’s Energy Future

[Written by BELCO President Dennis Pimentel] Friday, November 30th will mark an important step toward reaching an historic milestone in Bermuda’s history. The last Friday of this month is the deadline for submissions for comments on the integrated resource plan [IRP] for Bermuda’s energy future. This step is a direct result of the Electricity Act... Read more of this article

BELCO ‘Impacted By Rapidly Falling Demand’

BELCO ‘Impacted By Rapidly Falling Demand’

It’s been “challenging” for BELCO as they have “been impacted by rapidly falling demand and pressure from the Government and our customers to lower our rates,” Ascendant Group – the parent company of BELCO – said today [Nov 2] as they announced results for the first nine months of 2018. Ascendant President and... Read more of this article

Students Thank BELCO & Public Works Staff

Students Thank BELCO & Public Works Staff

Staff from the Ministry of Public Works, Buildings section and BELCO were hosted today at the Harrington Sound Primary School for a special appreciation assembly. Public Works and BELCO staff with Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David BurchPrincipal Cindy Weeks, faculty and students presented the workers with certificates of appreciation to recognise... Read more of this article

RA: ‘BELCO Instructed To Initiate Rate Review’

RA: ‘BELCO Instructed To Initiate Rate Review’

[Updated] BELCO has been instructed by the Regulatory Authority to “initiate a rate review, which will assess all costs associated with producing and distributing electricity,” the RA said today. An RA spokesperson said, “This will result in an updated rate per kilowatt hour [kWh], that is, the rate on a BELCO bill that is shown... Read more of this article

Electricity Feed-In Tariff Review Now In Progress

Electricity Feed-In Tariff Review Now In Progress

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has started the Feed-In Tariff [FIT] review process today that will result in a FIT being set in 2019. “This follows the issuance of the General Determination [GD] for the Feed-In Tariff Methodology, which can be seen on the Authority’s website,” the RA said. “A FIT is paid to households and businesses... Read more of this article

Dennis Pimentel Appointed As BELCO President

Dennis Pimentel Appointed As BELCO President

Ascendant Group today [Oct 22] announced the appointment of Dennis Pimentel as President of BELCO. “Dennis started as a BELCO apprentice in 1989 and has progressed through the ranks of the Company during the last 29 years. Dennis held the positions of Specialist Electrical Fitter, O&M Foreman and then Capital Projects Foreman,” the... Read more of this article

Ottiwell Simmons On BELCO & Union Matter

Ottiwell Simmons On BELCO & Union Matter

[Written by Don Burgess] Former BIU President Ottiwell Simmons said in a public statement “it was by far time now that BELCO management yields to the rights of the working-class people of this country.” He says this harkens back to the 1965 dispute between BELCO management and the workers. The workers of the Electricity Supply Trade Union... Read more of this article

ESTU Express Gratitude For Support Received

ESTU Express Gratitude For Support Received

Following a meeting held last night with the Premier, Ministers, and Ascendant Board members, the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] have expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support that they have received. ESTU President Donald Lottimore said, “Good day to the people of Bermuda, we, the members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union,... Read more of this article