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BELCO Restore Power After Major Outage

BELCO Restore Power After Major Outage

[Updated] This morning [July 19] BELCO ”experienced a load shed situation” and as a result approximately 16,000 customers lost power across the island, and as of 9:33am, power has been restored to 23 circuits and 594 customers remain without power. A spokesperson said, “At approximately 8:34am this morning, BELCO experienced a loadshed... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] I finished Part II of this essay by asking our decision makers if they believe 97% of climate scientists are correct in their assertion that climate change is, to a very large degree, the result of burning fossil fuel and, if they do, would they also agree that waiting to see it those scientists are right,... Read more of this article

Minister: First Phase Of Energy Rebate Initiative

Minister: First Phase Of Energy Rebate Initiative

The Energy Rebate Initiative will be primarily targeted to seniors and low income households, Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly today [June 29]. Minister Roban said, “Although the previous rebate structure achieved positive results, it would not be enough to simply reboot the old scheme. Under... Read more of this article

Energy Director To Speak In Dominican Republic

Energy Director To Speak In Dominican Republic

The Government of Bermuda’s Department of Energy Director, Jeane Nikolai has been invited, as a guest, to speak on a panel at the 2018 Resilient Infrastructure Forum [RIF]. The RIF takes place June 26 – 28, 2018 in the Dominican Republic. The RIF brings together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to create a coordinated long-term... Read more of this article

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

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part II I finished Part I of this essay by saying hats off to... 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

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part I Any discussion about energy, whether about security of... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Energy Sector

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Energy Sector

As part of their public consultation, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda is holding a Town Hall meeting this evening [May 10] on the future of Bermuda’s energy sector. Regulatory Authority Interim Chief Executive, Aaron Smith previously said,“We are keen for as many stakeholders as possible to participate in this public consultation. The Town... 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

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

Could Electric Buses Work For Bermuda?

Could Electric Buses Work For Bermuda?

[Written by Don Burgess] Could electric buses end Bermuda’s transportation woes? Jeff Sousa believes E-buses are better than diesel. So much so, he and Sousa’s Landscape Management vice president Mohammed Farooqui made a presentation with Aideen Ratterray Pryse, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Transport & Regulatory Affairs to discuss... 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