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78 Solar Panels Installed At City Pump Station

78 Solar Panels Installed At City Pump Station

78 solar panels have been installed at the City of Hamilton’s Front Street pump station which is anticipated to “save the City more than $30,000 a year on electricity costs.” A spokesperson said, “This month the City of Hamilton oversaw the installation of 78 solar panels at its Front Street pump station which, it is anticipated,... Read more of this article

BELCO: Power Restored & Planned Outages

BELCO: Power Restored & Planned Outages

As of this morning [Jan 31] all customers have had power restored, BELCO confirmed, with the company adding that a result of damage to some infrastructure from the storm, they will “conduct two planned emergency outages” in the east end tomorrow [Feb 1]. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘All Mainline Customers Are Back Online’

BELCO: ‘All Mainline Customers Are Back Online’

[Updated] As of 2pm today [Jan 30] approximately 90 customers remain without power due to the winter storm, BELCO has confirmed. “BELCO crews are focusing on restoring branch lines as well as smaller outages. Areas of focus include St. George’s and Southampton with crews working from 8 am to midnight until all customers are restored,”... Read more of this article

BELCO Restoring Power After Winter Storm

BELCO Restoring Power After Winter Storm

As of 8:00am this morning [Jan 29] there were approximately 3,600 customers without power, BELCO has confirmed. BELCO Director of Communications and Culture Krista Barnes provided an update on outages as a result of the winter storm, saying: “BELCO crews continue to work to restore power across Bermuda following damage caused by the winter storm.... Read more of this article

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO crews are working hard to restore power after outages affected some customers in the central parishes. At approximately 6.45pm this evening, the company said, “We’re aware of current outages and, despite high winds, crews are onsite working hard to restore power to affected areas. We appreciate your patience.” Screenshots from... Read more of this article

BE Solar Installs Solar System For PALS

BE Solar Installs Solar System For PALS

BE Solar recently installed a solar electricity system on the roof of PALS, with the solar system expected to help the charity save over $6,000 per year. A spokesperson said, “Renewable energy company BE Solar successfully won a competitive process to install an 11.97kW solar electricity system on the roof of local cancer charity PALS in Paget.... Read more of this article

Minister Roban On Island-Wide Power Outage

Minister Roban On Island-Wide Power Outage

Government’s position is that BELCO “must be held accountable and answerable to the residents of Bermuda,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban following the recent island-wide power outage. Speaking during last night’s press conference, Minister Walter Roban said, “Last week Friday, the impact of the island-wide outage went... Read more of this article

BELCO Update On Island-Wide Outage

BELCO Update On Island-Wide Outage

BELCO provided an update on the island-wide power outage that occurred on Friday, December 18th, saying that ‘while the incident is still under investigation, early indications are that the cause was equipment failure.’ BELCO President Dennis Pimentel said: “First and foremost let me again apologise to our customers for the inconvenience... Read more of this article

Column: Small Businesses, Power Outage, RA

Column: Small Businesses, Power Outage, RA

[Opinion column written by MP Jarion Richardson] To small business and entrepreneurs struggling for life in a global pandemic and economic crisis, Friday’s power failure was another cut on an already abused body. To those in the retail and hospitality industries, already suffering before Covid-19 reduced the world to “bubbles”, it was salt ground... Read more of this article

Power Outage In Southampton, 340 Customers

Power Outage In Southampton, 340 Customers

Some west end residents may be getting a sense of déjà vu, as there is power outage affecting approximately 340 customers in Southampton today [Dec 21], with BELCO explaining that the outage is an “isolated incident due to a fault on a utility pole.” At approximately 3.45pm this afternoon, the company said, “We’re aware of an outage... Read more of this article

Power Restored To Majority Of All Customers

Power Restored To Majority Of All Customers

As of 5:00pm today [Dec 18] power has been restored to the majority of all customers, BELCO announced this evening. A spokesperson said, “BELCO announced that as of 5:00 pm power has been restored to the majority of all customers, however restoration work is still continuing in the areas of Camp Hill, St. George’s and Ess Hill. There may... Read more of this article

Updating | Island Wide Power Outages

Updating | Island Wide Power Outages

[Updating] The island experienced wide scale power outages today [Dec 18] with most the island losing power at just past 10.00am and remaining without power for several hours. Power was restored to most the island by 5pm, and BELCO confirmed thw welcome news that no staff were injured, and the hospital confirmed that their emergency backups kicked in... Read more of this article

BPS: Please Leave 911 For Emergencies

BPS: Please Leave 911 For Emergencies

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is asking people to please refrain from calling 911 to seek information about the power outage and “allow the 911 number to remain free for emergency calls only.” A police spokesperson said, “Officers are out on patrol and positioned to assist at major intersections where traffic controls are out to... Read more of this article