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Regulatory Authority Statement On Power Outage

Regulatory Authority Statement On Power Outage

“Such a national inconvenience is never a good thing and the best that can be done now is to use what transpired to reduce the risk of future events,”  the Regulatory Authority said following the island-wide power outage on Friday. The Regulatory Authority [Chief Executive Abayomi Carmichael said, “On Friday afternoon, every Bermuda... Read more of this article

BELCO Provide Update On Island-Wide Outage

BELCO Provide Update On Island-Wide Outage

BELCO provided an update following a “preliminary investigation” into the island-wide outage that occurred on Friday, February 3rd. A spokesperson said, “At approximately 3:20pm an equipment fault occurred at the BELCO central plant, which caused safety mechanisms, designed to protect critical infrastructure and generating assets... Read more of this article

BPS Thank Public For Co-operation During Outage

BPS Thank Public For Co-operation During Outage

The police have thanked the community for working with the Bermuda Police Service during the outage, noting “there were no calls for service in relation to any major incidents requiring police attention during or, as a result of, yesterday’s power outage.” A police spokesperson said, “Around 3:20 pm on Friday, 3rd February, 2022, the... Read more of this article

Minister Extends Appreciation Following Outage

Minister Extends Appreciation Following Outage

Following Friday’s mass power outage, the Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks said, “By now, all power has been restored to the island and Belco’s teams continue to monitor the situation. I want to take this opportunity to extend thanks to all of the Belco engineers and Belco support teams who worked tirelessly around the clock... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Island Wide Power Outage

Live Updates: Island Wide Power Outage

[Updating] There is what BELCO has termed a “mass-outage affecting the island” right now [Feb 3] and BELCO said “crews are currently working to restore power.” We — who also lost our phone connection — will update as able. The police have noted that “with traffic lights out due to the island wide power outage... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power

BELCO Working To Restore Power

[Updating] BELCO crews are working to restore power this afternoon [Jan 14] with power outages occurring in multiple parishes. The BWS had previously issued a Gale Warning and Thunderstorm Advisory, and also issued a Severe Weather Warning valid for this afternoon. Their forecast states, “Severe Weather Warning issued – strong to gale force... Read more of this article

RA Announces Decrease In 2023 Retail Tariff

RA Announces Decrease In 2023 Retail Tariff

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced that effective January 1, 2023, “approximately 85% of all customers classes will experience a decrease in the 2023 Retail Tariff, which is part of the BELCO bill.” A spokesperson said, “Specifically, on average, residential rates will decrease by 0.25%, commercial rates by an average of... Read more of this article

BELCO To Implement New Rates On Jan 1st

BELCO To Implement New Rates On Jan 1st

BELCO will implement new rates for all customers beginning January 1st, 2023, and the company said the “average residential customer using 650 kWhs per month will see a $6 decrease in their bill.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] will implement new rates for all customers beginning January 1st, 2023.... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power In Warwick

BELCO Working To Restore Power In Warwick

[Updated] A BELCO crew has been dispatched and is currently working to restore power in Warwick in the Belmont area. BELCO tweeted, “We are aware of an outage affecting a large number of our customers in Warwick in the Belmont area. Our crew has been dispatched and is currently working to restore power. “To ensure safety, please exercise extreme... Read more of this article

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

According to the BELCO outage map, hundreds of customers have lost power and the company said a crew has been dispatched and is working to restore power. This evening, BELCO company tweeted, “We are aware of an outage in Hamilton Parish in the area of Sleepy Hollow Drive. Our crew has been dispatched & is working to restore power. To ensure... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power In Sandys

BELCO Working To Restore Power In Sandys

BELCOs crews are working to restore power in Sandys after an outage this evening [Oct 4]. This evening the company tweeted, “We are aware of an outage affecting some of our customers in Sandy’s Parish in the area of Butterfield Lane. Our crew has been dispatched and is working to restore power. To ensure safety, exercise caution when driving... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power In St. David’s

BELCO Working To Restore Power In St. David’s

BELCOs crews are working to restore power in St. David’s after an outage today [Oct 3]. This morning, company tweeted, “We are aware of an outage affecting customers in St. David’s. Our crew is working to restore power. To ensure safety, exercise caution when driving or riding past our working crews. We thank you for your patience... Read more of this article

Truck ‘Entangled In Cables,’ 350 Lose Power

Truck ‘Entangled In Cables,’ 350 Lose Power

[Updated] Approximately 350 residents lost power after a “tractor trailer became entangled in telecommunications cable” on South Road in Devonshire today [Sept 16] and a BELCO crew is on scene working to restore power. BELCO tweeted the photo below, saying: “Shortly after 11am a tractor trailer became entangled in telecommunications cables... Read more of this article