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BELCO Grid Code Submissions Now Available

BELCO Grid Code Submissions Now Available

BELCO has advised that submissions related to the Grid Code Consultation are now accessible via the BELCO website at www.belco.bm under the ‘Latest News’ tab. BELCO has published the official responses to comments and discussion points stated during consultation. “The Grid Code is intended to ensure a safe, secure, sustainable and reliable... Read more of this article

Electrical Trade Union Workers Hold Meeting

Electrical Trade Union Workers Hold Meeting

[Written by Don Burgess] ESTU members met at lunchtime today [Oct 12] at the BIU headquarters to hear what progress had made in regard to their concerns with the Ascendant Group. Donald Lottimore, president of the Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU], told Bernews there were more than a half-dozen issues that needed to be ironed out with BELCO management. Last... Read more of this article

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report Released

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report Released

The Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report has been released, with proposals including “solar panels and offshore wind turbines to make full use of the fantastic renewable resources available in Bermuda and minimise the amount of imported fossil fuel.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda is about to make a critical decision on how electricity... Read more of this article

Electricity Union Explains Work-To-Rule Action

Electricity Union Explains Work-To-Rule Action

Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] President Donald Lottimore has moved to clarify the situation surrounding the Union’s current work to rule, explaining that the ESTU “take safety concerns very seriously,” and in an emergency they “have crews who are willing and able to respond.” “The crews will not carry out... Read more of this article

BELCO Advise Of Possible Power Outages

BELCO Advise Of Possible Power Outages

BELCO advised that “due to ongoing industrial action at the Company, there is a possibility that customers may experience power outages.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] this morning advised the public that, due to ongoing industrial action at the Company, there is a possibility that customers may experience... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘Regular Service Has Resumed’

BELCO: ‘Regular Service Has Resumed’

[Updated] “Regular service at the cashier and customer service departments has resumed,” BELCO said this morning [Oct 5], which follows after they said yesterday that the departments were closed due to “Union action pending.” Yesterday morning the company posted a social media update saying “with Union action pending, BELCO... Read more of this article

Premier Burt: ‘Even A Monopoly Must Act Right’

Premier Burt: ‘Even A Monopoly Must Act Right’

“The Government is committed to supporting fair business practices that meet the highest standard of corporate community responsibility,” Premier David Burt said today, adding that “even a monopoly must act right.” Background Summary Yesterday BELCO’s parent company Ascendant Group announced the “departure” of four senior executives... Read more of this article

Electrical Trade Union Instituting Work-To-Rule

Electrical Trade Union Instituting Work-To-Rule

“The Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU] will be instituting a work-to-rule and demand the immediate reinstatement of the four qualified, displaced Bermudians,” the BTUC said today, adding that they hope the “Board of Directors meet with the ESTU to bring a speedy resolve to this current impasse.” Background Summary Yesterday BELCO’s... Read more of this article

Updating: BELCO Staff Gather Outside Building

Updating: BELCO Staff Gather Outside Building

[Updating] BELCO staff are currently gathering outside the building this morning [Oct 4], and BELCO has stated that “with Union action pending, BELCO cashiers and customer service representatives will be closed until further notice.”Yesterday BELCO’s parent company Ascendant Group announced the “departure” of four senior executives... Read more of this article

Four Senior Executives Depart From Ascendant

Four Senior Executives Depart From Ascendant

BELCO’s parent company, the Ascendant Group, announced the “departure” of four senior executives — Denton Williams, Michael Daniel, Carol Ross-DeSilva & Zehena Davis — saying that ”two have resigned and two positions were made redundant.” The four executives, combined, had been with the company for over... Read more of this article

BELCO Grid Code Consultation Ends Monday

BELCO Grid Code Consultation Ends Monday

On Tuesday, September 18th members of the Bermuda Electric Light Company’s [BELCO] Grid Operations Team met with stakeholders as part of the consultation process relating to its proposed Grid Code. A spokesperson said, “BELCO has invited interested industry stakeholders and members of the public to review and consider the draft Grid Code and... Read more of this article

Thursday: BELCO To Be Working In Rural Hill

Thursday: BELCO To Be Working In Rural Hill

BELCO crews will be working on overhead lines on Rural Hill in Paget between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Thursday [Sept 13], and traffic controls will be in place, the company advised today.A spokesperson said, “BELCO wishes to advise motorists that crews will be working on overhead lines in Paget on Thursday, September 13th between 9:30am and 3:30pm... Read more of this article

BELCO Grid Code Consultation To Begin

BELCO Grid Code Consultation To Begin

Today [Sept 5], BELCO begins its consultation process relating to its proposed Grid Code. “Under BELCO’s transmission, distribution and retail licence, BELCO is required to develop a Grid Code for approval by the Regulatory Authority in consultation with sectoral participants and sectoral providers who are liable to be materially affected by... Read more of this article