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BELCO Advisory On Upcoming Trenching Works

BELCO Advisory On Upcoming Trenching Works

BELCO advised that the “Palmetto Road [Devonshire] to Store Hill [Smiths] trench will commence on Palmetto Road on Monday, May 30th and it is expected that the trench will reach its conclusion at Store Hill by the end of October 2022.” A spokesperson said, “The Palmetto Road to Barker’s Hill Roundabout portion of this trenching... Read more of this article

Column: Water Conscious, Energy, Save Money

Column: Water Conscious, Energy, Save Money

[Column written by BELCO] Being water conscious is not only good for the environment but could also result in a significant reduction in your household energy consumption, which will in turn help you save money.Much of the energy consumed around water usage is due to appliances using electricity to heat water, which includes water heaters, dishwashers,... Read more of this article

BELCO: Fault In Hamilton Being Repaired

BELCO: Fault In Hamilton Being Repaired

[Updated] BELCO advised that there has been a “fault in the underground transmission network in Hamilton under Dundonald Street between Parliament Street and Court Street. A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews are on-site and work to fix the fault will commenced Monday evening. As the fault is underground repairs are expected to last until Friday,... Read more of this article

Temporary Partial Closure Of Cemetery Road

Temporary Partial Closure Of Cemetery Road

BELCO advised that there “will be a temporary partial closure of Cemetery Road between May 2, 2022, and July 1, 2022.” A spokesperson said, “Eco Pest, TreeCon and CNC Automated Carpentry Ltd will be accessible by entering Cemetery Road from Serpentine Road and Gorham’s Lumberyard will be accessible by entering Cemetery Road from Woodlands... Read more of this article

BELCO Scholarships Deadline Is April 30th

BELCO Scholarships Deadline Is April 30th

BELCO is advising that the deadline to apply for the Company’s scholarship opportunities that are available to Bermudian students is April 30, 2022. A spokesperson said, “BThe Llewellyn Vorley Engineering Scholarship provides the recipient the opportunity to further their knowledge in engineering fields and to share knowledge and experience with... Read more of this article

Column: BELCO Journey Towards Sustainability

Column: BELCO Journey Towards Sustainability

[Column written by BELCO's Krista Barnes] Dear Residents of Bermuda, On Earth Day 2021, we made a bold and public commitment to you. We promised to join you, unifying our efforts, to ensure Bermuda’s journey towards sustainability is progressive, efficient, innovative, and sound. While our journey towards sustainability is ongoing, our unwavering... Read more of this article

BELCO Issue Advisory On Safe Kite Flying

BELCO Issue Advisory On Safe Kite Flying

BELCO today issued a reminder to the public “about safe and sustainable kite flying during the Good Friday holiday.” A spokesperson said, “BELCO reiterates the following safety guidelines for kite flying:Always use the correct supplies when making a kite. Do not use any wire or metal.Keep kites away from power lines and busy... Read more of this article

BELCO Implementing New Rates On April 1

BELCO Implementing New Rates On April 1

BELCO is implementing new rates beginning on Friday [April 1] with “a rate increase for the average residential customer from 44 cents per kilowatt hour to 49 cents.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited will implement new rates for all customers beginning Friday, April 1st, 2022. Rates have been set by the... Read more of this article

BELCO Update: Transmission System Upgrade

BELCO Update: Transmission System Upgrade

BELCO provided an update on “current work to upgrade the Company’s underground transmission system.” “As part of the project, BELCO is replacing 40% of its current underground transmission cables that are over 50 years old. Nearly 25% of our cables have served Bermuda for over 60 years,” a spokesperson said. “These cables... Read more of this article

Column: Energy Efficiency & Temperatures

Column: Energy Efficiency & Temperatures

[Written by BELCO] Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] customers can take several actions to improve their energy efficiency which can help to lower their bills. Paying attention to the temperature settings of high-energy consuming appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers, washing machines, and dishwashers can have... Read more of this article

BELCO Kite Safety Competition Open for Entries

BELCO Kite Safety Competition Open for Entries

BELCO’s annual Kite Safety Poster Competition is now open for entries, with students from Primary 1 and Primary 2 invited to take part. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO or the company] today announced the company’s annual Kite Safety Poster Competition is now open for entries. “The competition is open... Read more of this article

“The Life And Legacy Of Nolan Leroy Smith”

“The Life And Legacy Of Nolan Leroy Smith”

BELCO said they are ”celebrating Black History Month by recognisin, a Bermudian who helped build the Company into the world-class utility it is today.” A spokesperson said, “Nolan began his career at BELCO in 1966 and spent 30 years in the electrical engineering section, specialising in Transmission & Distribution [T&D] system... Read more of this article

Traffic Controls In Place On Middle Road

Traffic Controls In Place On Middle Road

[Updated] Traffic controls are currently in place on Middle Road Southampton, near Heron Bay Primary School, as BELCO is undertaking repairs after they “experienced a fault to an underground transmission line late last night.”Shelly Leman, Managing Director, Transmission Distribution and Retail, said, “BELCO are advising motorists... Read more of this article