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BELCO: Fault In Hamilton Being Repaired

BELCO: Fault In Hamilton Being Repaired

[Updated] BELCO advised that there has been a “fault in the underground transmission network in Hamilton under Dundonald Street between Parliament Street and Court Street. A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews are on-site and work to fix the fault will commenced Monday evening. As the fault is underground repairs are expected to last until Friday,... Read more of this article

BELCO Implementing New Rates On April 1

BELCO Implementing New Rates On April 1

BELCO is implementing new rates beginning on Friday [April 1] with “a rate increase for the average residential customer from 44 cents per kilowatt hour to 49 cents.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited will implement new rates for all customers beginning Friday, April 1st, 2022. Rates have been set by the... Read more of this article

“Overall Retail Tariff Will Increase By 7.5%”

“Overall Retail Tariff Will Increase By 7.5%”

The Regulatory Authority [RA] announced that “effective April 1,2022, retail tariffs for Bermuda’s electricity sector will increase across customer groups,” explaining that “the overall Retail Tariff will increase by 7.5%.” A spokesperson said, “The retail tariff is a component of a monthly BELCO bill that is reflected... Read more of this article

Bermuda Ranked As Highest 1/2 Electricity Rates

Bermuda Ranked As Highest 1/2 Electricity Rates

Depending on what chart you look at, Bermuda has been ranked as having either the highest, or second highest, electricity rates in the world. During a recent international conference about energy, one of the speakers cited Bermuda as having the ‘highest residential electricity rates in the world,’ with Germany second, so we took a look for... Read more of this article

BELCO: Pole Fire Causes Outage In Camp Hill

BELCO: Pole Fire Causes Outage In Camp Hill

A pole fire has caused an outage in the Camp Hill, Warwick area today [Jan 11], however BELCO crews are on site and expect to restore power later today. In a tweet this morning, BELCO said, “Outage: A pole fire has caused an unexpected outage affecting the area of Camp Hill, Warwick. Crews are on-site and repairs are underway to replace the pole... Read more of this article

Proposed Change Of Control For Saturn Solar

Proposed Change Of Control For Saturn Solar

The Regulatory Authority is inviting the public to comment on the proposed Change of Control for Saturn Solar Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The public and other interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed Change of Control in the electricity sector for Saturn Solar Bermuda 1 Ltd., to FB Solar LLC. “Saturn Solar Bermuda 1 Ltd currently... Read more of this article

BELCO: Planned Outage In Sandys [Postponed]

BELCO: Planned Outage In Sandys [Postponed]

[Updated] Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] said that there will be a planned outage in area of Sandys on Thursday [Nov 25] from 9.00am to 5.00pm. BELCO tweeted, “There will be a planned outage in Sandys on Thur, Nov 25, 9AM – 5PM. The following areas will be impacted: Part of Middle Road Sandys, Caithness Drive, Whale Island, Wreck... Read more of this article

Wayne Caines Elected To CARILEC Board

Wayne Caines Elected To CARILEC Board

BELCO President Wayne Caines was elected to the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation [CARILEC] board of directors. A spokesperson said, “The new Board of Directors [BoD], was elected during CARILEC’s 33rd Annual General Meeting [AGM] which was held virtually this year due to COVID restrictions. The BoD consists of newly elected, re-elected,... Read more of this article

New Solar Panel System Installed At WindReach

New Solar Panel System Installed At WindReach

Local solar company BE Solar and Aeolus Capital Management partnered to deploy a clean energy solution to WindReach’s Activity Centre building at the facility in Warwick, with the installation of solar panels recently completed with financial support provided by both Aeolus and BE Solar.“BE Solar designed the solar system to allow for future... Read more of this article

“Ensuring An Equitable Energy Transition” Report

“Ensuring An Equitable Energy Transition” Report

RMI has released a report entitled “Ensuring an Equitable Energy Transition” which “identifies the electricity access challenges facing Caribbean island nations and provides the energy solutions needed for Caribbean energy stakeholders to build truly climate resilient energy systems.” A spokesperson said, “A first of its... Read more of this article

Power Outages In Sandys & Woodland Road

Power Outages In Sandys & Woodland Road

[Updated] Some residents are experiencing power outages in Sandys following a pole fire on White Hill, and some customers in the Woodland Road area are also experiencing power outages after a vehicle struck a pole. This morning, BELCO tweeted, “Due to a pole fire on White Hill in Sandys, some of our customers in the area are experiencing an outage.... Read more of this article

BELCO Advisory On Hurricane Preparations

BELCO Advisory On Hurricane Preparations

BELCO provided an update on hurricane preparations, with the company saying that “assets will be put in place before the arrival of the storm so that once it has passed any restoration efforts can proceed quickly and efficiently.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on hurricane... Read more of this article

Downed Poles On Middle Road, Traffic Delays

Downed Poles On Middle Road, Traffic Delays

[Updated with photos] BELCO crews are on scene working to repair damaged utility poles on Middle Road, Paget near Bostock Hill after a “tractor trailer became entangled in telecommunications cables” and ”two poles sustained damages with one falling into a residential property.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light... Read more of this article