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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

Traffic Diversion: Broken Pole In Devonshire

Traffic Diversion: Broken Pole In Devonshire

Traffic is being diverted away from the Orange Valley Road area near Middle Road after a utility pole broke resulting in the top part of the pole with wires attached hanging over the road. We unofficially understand a tractor trailer truck was in the area when the incident occurred. BELCO staff and vehicles are at the scene working to replace the pole.... Read more of this article

Video: RA On Bermuda’s Future Electricity Plan

Video: RA On Bermuda’s Future Electricity Plan

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has published an informational video to explain Bermuda’s IRP – Integrated Resource Plan that will be the “framework for the long-term vision for electricity generation in Bermuda.” The Authority’s Senior Legal Advisor, Monique Lister said, “The IRP is being developed by the Regulatory... Read more of this article

Column: Pimentel On Bermuda’s Energy Future

Column: Pimentel On Bermuda’s Energy Future

[Written by BELCO President Dennis Pimentel] Friday, November 30th will mark an important step toward reaching an historic milestone in Bermuda’s history. The last Friday of this month is the deadline for submissions for comments on the integrated resource plan [IRP] for Bermuda’s energy future. This step is a direct result of the Electricity Act... Read more of this article

RA: ‘BELCO Instructed To Initiate Rate Review’

RA: ‘BELCO Instructed To Initiate Rate Review’

[Updated] BELCO has been instructed by the Regulatory Authority to “initiate a rate review, which will assess all costs associated with producing and distributing electricity,” the RA said today. An RA spokesperson said, “This will result in an updated rate per kilowatt hour [kWh], that is, the rate on a BELCO bill that is shown... Read more of this article

Electricity Feed-In Tariff Review Now In Progress

Electricity Feed-In Tariff Review Now In Progress

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has started the Feed-In Tariff [FIT] review process today that will result in a FIT being set in 2019. “This follows the issuance of the General Determination [GD] for the Feed-In Tariff Methodology, which can be seen on the Authority’s website,” the RA said. “A FIT is paid to households and businesses... Read more of this article

Have Feedback On Bermuda’s Electricity Plan?

Have Feedback On Bermuda’s Electricity Plan?

If you would like to submit feedback on Bermuda’s long-term electricity plan, there is now extra time to do so, as the closing date for comments has been extended to November 30th. An RA spokesperson said, “The public and electricity sector stakeholders have been granted extra time to submit comments on Bermuda’s long-term electricity plan, known... Read more of this article

Ottiwell Simmons On BELCO & Union Matter

Ottiwell Simmons On BELCO & Union Matter

[Written by Don Burgess] Former BIU President Ottiwell Simmons said in a public statement “it was by far time now that BELCO management yields to the rights of the working-class people of this country.” He says this harkens back to the 1965 dispute between BELCO management and the workers. The workers of the Electricity Supply Trade Union... Read more of this article

ESTU Express Gratitude For Support Received

ESTU Express Gratitude For Support Received

Following a meeting held last night with the Premier, Ministers, and Ascendant Board members, the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] have expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support that they have received. ESTU President Donald Lottimore said, “Good day to the people of Bermuda, we, the members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union,... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘A Way Forward Has Been Agreed’

Premier: ‘A Way Forward Has Been Agreed’

[Updated] A meeting held last night with the Premier, Ministers, Electricity Union executive and Ascendant Board “was productive and a way forward has been agreed,” Premier David Burt said this morning. This follows after the Ascendant Group obtained a Supreme Court order  directing ESTU members “to return to their full employment... Read more of this article

Electricity Union: ‘Severity Cannot Be Ignored’

Electricity Union: ‘Severity Cannot Be Ignored’

The ESTU “exhausted all possible avenues in coming to a beneficial solution for all parties involved in this dispute but the response received has placed us into a corner with no other option but to continue with the withdrawal of labour,” the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] said this evening. This follows after the Ascendant Group... Read more of this article

‘Ascendant Obtained Order From Supreme Court’

‘Ascendant Obtained Order From Supreme Court’

This afternoon [Oct 19] Ascendant “obtained an order from the Supreme Court directing members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] to return to their full employment effective immediately,” the company said. This follows after workers decided earlier today to withdraw labour, with ESTU President Donald Lottimore saying, “Our membership... Read more of this article