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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

BE Solar Raises $2,180 For Hurricane Victims

BE Solar Raises $2,180 For Hurricane Victims

In September, BE Solar pledged to donate $20 per solar panel sold towards Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. A spokesperson said, “Over the course of the month, 109 solar panels were sold to clients in Bermuda. These solar panels will offset the consumption of fossil fuel and will help to reduce the carbon emissions in Bermuda.”Jo... Read more of this article

BELCO Celebrates North Power Station Progress

BELCO Celebrates North Power Station Progress

Staff from the Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] recently held a roof wetting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structure and roof of the North Power Station [NPS]. A spokesperson said, “The NPS is part of the Company’s $250 million capital plan to ensure BELCO can continue to provide Bermuda’s residents and businesses... Read more of this article

RA: New Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff Rate

RA: New Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff Rate

The Regulatory Authority today [Oct 4] announced that after “conducting a thorough and complete solar PV analysis to establish a new Feed-in-Tariff [FIT] for Bermuda’s solar PV distributed generators [Gs], the FIT has been revised from 0.1736 [$/kWh] to $0.2265 per kilowatt hour [kWh], and will take effect on October 7, 2019.” The RA said,... Read more of this article

BELCO Saturday Morning Update: 28 Out

BELCO Saturday Morning Update: 28 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power to the over 28,000 who lost power due to the storm, and as of 8.00am this morning [Sept 28], 28 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 8:00am: 28 [0.1%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s:... Read more of this article

BELCO Friday Morning Update: 174 Out

BELCO Friday Morning Update: 174 Out

Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power to the over 28,000 who lost power due to the storm, and as of 9.30am this morning [Sept 27], 174 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 9:30AM: 174 [0.5%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:”St... Read more of this article

BELCO Thursday Morning Update: 964 Out

BELCO Thursday Morning Update: 964 Out

[Updated] Following the passage of Hurricane Humberto, BELCO’s staff have been working hard to restore power, and as of 10.00am this morning [Sept 26], 964 customers remain out of power. The company said, “Customers out as of 10:00am: 964 [2.7%]. And remaining outages by parish, in no particular order:St George’s: 20 Pembroke: 81 Sandys: 57 Devonshire:... Read more of this article

No Electricity At Child Development Programme

No Electricity At Child Development Programme

The Child Development Programme [CDP] on Palmetto Road is currently without electricity. A government spokesperson said, “The Department of Education is advising that the Child Development Programme [CDP], located at 37 Palmetto Road, remains without electricity. “The Department is working with BELCO to establish a timeline for the reinstatement... Read more of this article

Francis Patton & Gilbert Institute To Reopen

Francis Patton & Gilbert Institute To Reopen

Francis Patton and Gilbert Institute will reopen on Wednesday [Sept 25] after being closed due to power outages. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Education is advising that Francis Patton Primary School and Gilbert Institute will open as usual on Wednesday morning, after students and staff were released early on Tuesday due to... Read more of this article

Francis Patton Closed Early Due To Outage

Francis Patton Closed Early Due To Outage

Francis Patton Primary School closed early today [Sept 24] due to a power outage. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Education is advising that Francis Patton Primary School has closed early today, 24 September, due to a power outage. “Students and staff were released at 3:00 pm. The school Principal, staff, and parents were informed... Read more of this article

BELCO Making Progress, But Facing Setbacks

BELCO Making Progress, But Facing Setbacks

Following Hurricane Humberto, BELCO said they “continue to make good progress in restoring power” but are “facing setbacks” such as “pole fires due to salt that had been deposited by Humberto combined with a light rain, which knocked out power to a number of areas that had been restored.” A spokesperson said, ”... Read more of this article