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Battery Energy Storage System Ribbon Cutting

Battery Energy Storage System Ribbon Cutting

The Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] held a ribbon cutting for the new Battery Energy Storage System [BESS], which they called “part of the foundation we are building for a better energy future for Bermuda.” BELCO President Dennis Pimentel welcomed guests that included Deputy Premier and Minister for Home Affairs Walter Roban. Director... Read more of this article

Reduce Your BELCO Bill Workshop On May 20

Reduce Your BELCO Bill Workshop On May 20

The Women’s Resource Centre and BELCO will be hosting a free Lunch & Learn on ‘How to reduce your BELCO bill’ on Monday, May 20th from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at Sofia House in Hamilton. The event poster says, “Women will gain tools to lead energy efficient households and learn new methods to reduce their electricity bill. This workshop... Read more of this article

Ascendant Group First Quarter Earnings

Ascendant Group First Quarter Earnings

Ascendant Group Limited, a publicly traded provider of energy and energy-related services, announced results for the first three months of 2019. Ascendant President & CEO Sean Durfy said, “The Company continues to execute its strategic five-year plan with much progress made on the $250 million capital plan that is geared towards building a foundation... Read more of this article

Light Bulb Exchange Programme Starts Today

Light Bulb Exchange Programme Starts Today

The Department of Energy announced the official launch of the LED Exchange Programme, effective today [May 1]. A Government spokesperson said, “Beginning today and continuing as long as supplies last, members of the public are encouraged to bring one incandescent light bulb to participating retailers in exchange for one energy-efficient LED bulb,... Read more of this article

BELCO Testing Causes Temporary Load Shed

BELCO Testing Causes Temporary Load Shed

The Bermuda Electric Light Company Ltd. [BELCO] confirmed that a load shed has occurred today [April 2] during the testing and commissioning processes related to the Battery Energy Storage System [BESS]. A spokesperson said, “The system, built as part of the Company’s capital plan, caused a load shed that interrupted power supply to a number... Read more of this article

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO recently donated two antique electrical testing devices to the National Museum of Bermuda to add to the existing BELCO collection and items on permanent display at the ‘Progress of Power’ exhibit. The first piece of equipment is an ammeter from 1945 with the original instruction card included. The second item is a 500-volt insulation... Read more of this article

‘Trees Falling Is Leading Cause Of Outages’

‘Trees Falling Is Leading Cause Of Outages’

BELCO issued a reminder to the public to ensure their trees are cut back from power lines and also outlined how to safely go about doing so. A spokesperson said, “Trees falling on power lines is the leading cause of power outages in Bermuda. In 2018 there were 32 non-hurricane related power outages from trees falling on power lines that resulted... Read more of this article

BELCO Building Battery Energy Storage System

BELCO Building Battery Energy Storage System

As part of BELCO’s capital plan, a Battery Energy Storage System [BESS] is being built which the company said “will help to reduce costs and ensure a more reliable electricity supply.” “The BESS is being built to provide spinning reserve. Spinning reserve is the reserve capacity that must always be available to feed into the grid... Read more of this article

Seminar Held On How To Reduce Electricity Bill

Seminar Held On How To Reduce Electricity Bill

The Women’s Resource Centre and BELCO recently partnered to host a workshop entitled ‘Use Less, Save More’: How to Reduce your Electricity Bill. “The one hour Free Lunch & Learn was sponsored by BELCO. The objective was for women to gain tools to lead energy efficient households and learn new methods to reduce their electricity costs. BELCO... Read more of this article

ESTU Meets With Board Of Ascendant Group

ESTU Meets With Board Of Ascendant Group

The announcement that Ascendant is evaluating a potential sale of the company has “raised concerns about the future of the company and our members,” the Electricity Supply Trade Union said today, adding that they have met with the Ascendant Board and plan to further discuss the matter at a meeting today. This follows after the board of the... Read more of this article

‘Evaluating Alternatives, Including Potential Sale’

‘Evaluating Alternatives, Including Potential Sale’

[Updated] The Bermuda Stock Exchange has suspended trading of the common shares of the Ascendant Group — the parent company of BELCO — “pending an announcement by the Company.” In a statement this morning [Jan 28], the BSX said, “At the request of Ascendant Group Limited, the Bermuda Stock Exchange has suspended trading... Read more of this article

Solar Panels Installed On City Works Depot

Solar Panels Installed On City Works Depot

The City of Hamilton continues it efforts to going greener in 2019 with its latest project – the installation of solar panels on the roof of the City Works Depot on Laffan Street.An area totaling approximately 3,785 sq. feet will be covered by 210 solar panels, which the City said will be the largest solar install to date in the City. Senior Engineer... Read more of this article

RA On Electricity Sector Service Standards

RA On Electricity Sector Service Standards

Bermuda’s electricity sector will soon be guided by Service Standards set by the Regulatory Authority, the RA announced today. A draft General Determination [GD] and Order for Service Standards is currently open for public consultation and the Authority invites interested parties to comment on the document by January 15th, 2019. Regulatory Authority... Read more of this article