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BELCO Festival Of Lights At Botanical Gardens

BELCO Festival Of Lights At Botanical Gardens

The  Festival of Lights is returning to the Botanical Gardens this holiday season, set to start on November 30th. A spokesperson said, “The popular Festival of Lights, powered by The Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited “BELCO” and supported by The Department of Parks, is returning to the Botanical Gardens this holiday season. “Between... Read more of this article

Ascendant Group Announces 3rd Quarter Results

Ascendant Group Announces 3rd Quarter Results

Ascendant Group – the parent company of BELCO – today [Nov 13] announced results for the third quarter of 2019, stating that “core earnings from operations, before corporate expenses, were $19.5 million or $2.05 per share compared to $22.9 million or $2.32 per share for the first nine months of 2018.” A spokesperson said, “Ascendant... Read more of this article

Power Outages Due To Inclement Weather

Power Outages Due To Inclement Weather

BELCO crews are working to restore power following a “small number” of outages across the island due to the inclement weather. A spokesperson said, “BELCO is aware of a number of small outages across the island as a result of the inclement weather. Crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power to affected areas. “Safety... Read more of this article

Road Closures For Plant Construction Extended

Road Closures For Plant Construction Extended

The Ministry of Public Works is advising that the two road closures to be held simultaneously from Monday, December 10 through to January 2020 to accommodate construction of the North Power Plant at BELCO have been extended to Tuesday, March 31, 2020. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising motorists and pedestrians... Read more of this article

Column: “Committed To Investing In The Island”

Column: “Committed To Investing In The Island”

[Opinion column written by Algonquin CEO Ian Robertson] When Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. [Algonquin] was founded in 1988 to develop and own generating stations in mostly remote regions of Canada, it was imperative to build and maintain strong relationships with the communities in which we operate, primarily through job creation, excellent... Read more of this article

BELCO Wins Best Energy Storage Project Award

BELCO Wins Best Energy Storage Project Award

BELCO has won the Best Energy Storage Project award at the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum [CREF] for its recently commissioned Nolan Smith Battery Energy Storage System [BESS]. CREF is the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean clean energy market and the awards programme recognizes leaders in the Caribbean energy sector who are making a lasting... Read more of this article

BELCO Celebrates North Power Station Progress

BELCO Celebrates North Power Station Progress

Staff from the Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] recently held a roof wetting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structure and roof of the North Power Station [NPS]. A spokesperson said, “The NPS is part of the Company’s $250 million capital plan to ensure BELCO can continue to provide Bermuda’s residents and businesses... Read more of this article

BELCO Scholarships & Bursaries Recipients

BELCO Scholarships & Bursaries Recipients

BELCO congratulated the recipients of this year’s annual scholarships and bursaries, ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 per selected student. Sixteen deserving students received the BELCO scholarships and bursary awards, which will assist them in their tertiary studies. Ezra Turner received the $25,000 BELCO Postgraduate STEM Scholarship for a qualified... Read more of this article

BELCO Saturday Morning Update: 28 Out

BELCO Saturday Morning Update: 28 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power to the over 28,000 who lost power due to the storm, and as of 8.00am this morning [Sept 28], 28 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 8:00am: 28 [0.1%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s:... Read more of this article

BELCO Friday Morning Update: 174 Out

BELCO Friday Morning Update: 174 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power to the over 28,000 who lost power due to the storm, and as of 9.30am this morning [Sept 27], 174 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 9:30AM: 174 [0.5%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:”St... Read more of this article

BELCO Thursday Morning Update: 964 Out

BELCO Thursday Morning Update: 964 Out

[Updated] Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power, and as of 10.00am this morning [Sept 26], 964 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 10:00am: 964 [2.7%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s: 20 Pembroke: 81 Sandys: 57 Devonshire:... Read more of this article

BELCO Making Progress, But Facing Setbacks

BELCO Making Progress, But Facing Setbacks

Following Hurricane Humberto, BELCO said they “continue to make good progress in restoring power” but are “facing setbacks” such as “pole fires due to salt that had been deposited by Humberto combined with a light rain, which knocked out power to a number of areas that had been restored.” A spokesperson said, ”... Read more of this article

BELCO Monday Morning Update: 2061 Out

BELCO Monday Morning Update: 2061 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power, and as of 9.00am this morning [Sept 23], just over 2,000 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 9:00am: 2061 [6%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s: 218 Pembroke: 264 Sandys:... Read more of this article