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BELCO Bill Payment Deferment Programme

BELCO Bill Payment Deferment Programme

BELCO announced that customers who have been approved for the Bermuda Government unemployment benefit due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be able to apply to defer their electricity bills. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on relief measures being implemented to assist its customers during... Read more of this article

RA Invite Comment On Proposed BELCO Sale

RA Invite Comment On Proposed BELCO Sale

The Regulatory Authority [RA] is inviting the public and other interested parties to comment on the proposed purchase of BELCO by Algonquin Power. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority is inviting the public and other interested parties to comment on the proposed ‘Change of Control’, a proposed transaction concerning the acquisition of... Read more of this article

North Power Station Officially Commissioned

North Power Station Officially Commissioned

At midnight on Tuesday, March 31st, a new era of power generation began in Bermuda, as after many years of planning and construction, the new North Power Station officially came online at midnight yesterday to generate Bermuda’s base load electricity requirement. Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] President Dennis Pimentel said: “The... Read more of this article

BELCO: Crisis Team & Suspend Disconnects

BELCO: Crisis Team & Suspend Disconnects

BELCO said they have activated their crisis management team in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and are “committed to maintaining electricity supply” and will be “suspending all disconnects for residential and small commercial customers for the next 30 days and will review the situation after such time.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Island’s Solar Installers

Minister Meets With Island’s Solar Installers

Earlier this month the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban met with the island’s solar installers to hear their thoughts on how to build a shared vision for Bermuda’s energy future. Attendees included representatives from the Department of Planning, Department of Energy, BE Solar, Greenlight Solar, AES, BEST and BAE. A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

“PLP Welcomes Reduction In Electricity Bills”

“PLP Welcomes Reduction In Electricity Bills”

The PLP said they welcomed the “reduction in electricity bills” as “beginning in January 2020, 95% of Bermudian families will see a reduction in their energy bills.” “This holiday season, we are committed to focusing on the sure and steady progress we’re making for Bermudian policies,” said Acting Leader Walter... Read more of this article

BELCO ‘Welcome The New Rate Reduction’

BELCO ‘Welcome The New Rate Reduction’

[Updated] “Customers will see a modest reduction of overall rates following approval by the Bermuda Regulatory Authority,” BELCO said today. “The new rates were developed with extensive effort by BELCO and the RA to implement the retail tariff methodology issued by the RA in 2018. These new rates will be applied to all meter readings... Read more of this article

BE Solar Welcomes Four New Employees

BE Solar Welcomes Four New Employees

Noting the “growth in the renewable energy industry,” BE Solar recently welcomed new staff, with Paul Gosling, Raphael Knight-Packwood, Jordan Rowse, and Aaron Hooper joining the team. A spokesperson said, “BE Solar, Bermuda’s most established solar energy company, has been focusing on how to achieve its vision of an efficient Bermuda... Read more of this article

Minister Walter Roban On Electricity Tariff Cuts

Minister Walter Roban On Electricity Tariff Cuts

“We are pleased that the Regulatory Authority has today assisted in the delivery of one aspect of our agenda; driving down the cost of electricity via the slashing of Electricity Retail Tariffs,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. The Minister’s comments follow after the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced that “effective... Read more of this article

Electricity Retail Tariffs Reduced For 2020

Electricity Retail Tariffs Reduced For 2020

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced that “effective January 1, 2020, retail tariffs for Bermuda’s electricity sector will decrease across customer groups.” “The retail tariff is a component of a monthly BELCO bill that is reflected as a ‘Charge’. It is the rate at which electricity per kilowatt hour is sold to... 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

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

RA Electricity Review Open To Consultation

RA Electricity Review Open To Consultation

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [RA] issued a consultation today [Oct 29] to receive feedback from the public on its “Review of the Electricity Sector” in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Based on the Regulatory Authority Act 2011, the RA is mandated to periodically conduct a comprehensive review of the electricity sector to identify ways... Read more of this article