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New Generator To Be Installed At KEMH

New Generator To Be Installed At KEMH

An additional generator will be installed at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital this year and there will be temporary changes to visitor and staff parking during the construction phase of the project. “The new generator will provide added security of our electrical supply,” said Preston Swan, acting chief operating officer at Bermuda Hospitals Board.... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power After Outage

BELCO Working To Restore Power After Outage

[Written by Don Burgess] BELCO advises affected residents to unplug their sensitive equipment due to an outage affecting parts of the island. Customers in multiple parishes reported on Facebook that they had lost power. Some only suffered a brief off-and-on-again outage.  At 4:50 pm, there were just over 800 people without electricity, according to... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Decision Is Excellent News For The RA’

Minister: ‘Decision Is Excellent News For The RA’

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban “threw his support behind the RA for protecting the interest of residents and consumers following the court’s finding in favour of the Regulatory Authority [RA].” Minister Roban explained, “This decision is excellent news for the RA and the ratepayer. The RA is responsible for looking after... Read more of this article

Bermuda College Installs Solar Energy

Bermuda College Installs Solar Energy

Bermuda College Foundation completed the first phase installation of solar energy at Bermuda College, noting that it “is projected to save the College approximately $53,000 in annual savings.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda College Foundation [“the Foundation”] is pleased to share the completion and impact to date of the first phase... Read more of this article

BELCO Work On Mainlines In Devonshire

BELCO Work On Mainlines In Devonshire

An improvement to BELCO’s mainlines occurred this week. The scheduled outage happened between 8 am and 5 pm in Devonshire and Paget parishes yesterday, with a large BELCO crew scene working on Middle Road. A spokesperson said, “This outage is necessary in order for us to carry out refurbishment and/or maintenance of our mainlines as part of our... Read more of this article

Draw To Win $500 With BELCO E-Billing

Draw To Win $500 With BELCO E-Billing

In an effort to reduce paper use, BELCO has launched a campaign to encourage more customers to opt for electronic bills, with all paperless billing customers to be entered into a draw to win a $500 BELCO gift voucher. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today announced the launch of an ebilling campaign which... Read more of this article

RA Approve Reduction In BELCO FAR Rate

RA Approve Reduction In BELCO FAR Rate

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority [RA] announced the “approval of a reduction in the Fuel Adjustment Rate [FAR] from the existing rate of 24.5 cents per kilowatt hour [kWh] to 18.4 cents per kWh, effective January 1st.” A spokesperson said, “This decision follows a comprehensive evaluation of BELCO’s 2024 Q1 FAR submission indicating... Read more of this article

OBA: Legislate Reduction In BELCO FAR Increase

OBA: Legislate Reduction In BELCO FAR Increase

It is “unacceptable for the current Government to do nothing and point fingers at BELCO and the Regulatory Authority as prices skyrocket,” Opposition Leader Jarion Richardson said, adding that the Premier should “recall Parliament to legislate a reduction in the BELCO FAR increase.” Background BELCO previously said, “The... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power Outages

BELCO Working To Restore Power Outages

BELCO crews are working to restore power outages affecting customers in parishes including Devonshire and Pembroke, the company confirmed. A post on BELCO’s X account said, “We are aware of an outage affecting a significant number of our customers in Devonshire in the Parsons Lane area and in Pembroke in the Pitts Bay Road area. Crews... Read more of this article

Minister Considering Legal Action About FAR

Minister Considering Legal Action About FAR

The RA will stand by its original provisional decision on the Fuel Adjustment Rate [FAR], Minister Roban said, adding that “therefore legal action must be considered to address this decision” as the increase “is not in the public’s best interests” and “does nothing but cause hardship.” BELCO previously advised... Read more of this article

Ministry Comment On Fuel Adjustment Rate

Ministry Comment On Fuel Adjustment Rate

The Ministry noted that “only 4 cents of the fuel adjustment rate [FAR] represents government taxes,” the Government “has no direct involvement in setting the rate of the FAR,” with the Minister stating that “notwithstanding the minimal impact government taxes have on the fuel price, I am deeply concerned by the almost... Read more of this article

BELCO Provides Update Post Hurricane Lee

BELCO Provides Update Post Hurricane Lee

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has provided an update on power restoration efforts following the impacts from Hurricane Lee. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on power restoration efforts following the impacts from Hurricane Lee. “As of 10am, there were 11,342... Read more of this article

City Installs Over 54 Streetlights In Past Year

City Installs Over 54 Streetlights In Past Year

The City of Hamilton recently “completed a large installment of streetlights as part of its robust Street Lighting Programme.” A spokesperson said, “Over the past year, the City has installed over 54 streetlights, supporting goals established in the City’s Strategic Plan, namely: To ensure the City of Hamilton is a safe and healthy... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On LED Light Bulb Initiative

Video: Minister On LED Light Bulb Initiative

[Updated] Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban is holding a press conference this morning [Aug 14] to provide an update on the LED Light Bulb Initiative. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the replay is below Update 3.05pm: Minister... Read more of this article

BELCO Restore Power After Outage In West End

BELCO Restore Power After Outage In West End

BELCO confirmed there was a “fault on their transmission network” last night [Aug 12] resulting in approximately 11,400 customers in the western parishes temporarily losing power. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today advised that there was a fault on their transmission network last night resulting... Read more of this article

Collision Results In Power Outage In Devonshire

Collision Results In Power Outage In Devonshire

BELCO crews are on scene working to restore power following an outage in Devonshire this afternoon [August 6] that was caused by a van crashing into a pole. BELCO tweeted, “We are aware of an outage affecting a significant number of our customers in Devonshire due to a van collision with a pole near the intersection of Tee Street and South Road. “As... Read more of this article