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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

RA: Electricity Tariffs Open To Consultation

RA: Electricity Tariffs Open To Consultation

The Regulatory Authority said that “in its assessment of electricity rates is proposing a change in the way rates are calculated and has today released a Retail Tariff Methodology Consultation document.” “The Authority proposes to introduce cost-efficiency incentives alongside the traditional rate-of-return model, to promote affordable... Read more of this article

Ministry Kicks Off Lunch & Learn Energy Series

Ministry Kicks Off Lunch & Learn Energy Series

Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban hosted a Lunch and Learn about Energy Efficiency yesterday [Sept 12] at Cathedral Hall, with attendees discussing how to lower and understand electricity bills. “This series of Lunch and Learns is designed by the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, with direction from the Department... 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

Public Being Consulted On Electricity Standards

Public Being Consulted On Electricity Standards

The public is being asked for input on what will soon become the service standards for BELCO and other licensed electricity providers. The Regulatory Authority’s Interim CE, Aaron Smith, said, “The Authority is primarily concerned with ensuring that consumers receive safe and reliable services at just and reasonable rates. “The Authority... Read more of this article

BELCO Cup Match Meter Reading Advisory

BELCO Cup Match Meter Reading Advisory

BELCO said they “would like to advise customers that in light of the upcoming two day Cup Match holiday and in an effort to ensure meter reading cycles do not go beyond 34 days, Meter Readers will be taking readings on Saturday August 4th in areas throughout St. George’s and St. David’s; and Saturday, August 11th in areas throughout Devonshire... Read more of this article

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