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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

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