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‘Will Resume Disconnection For Non-Payment’

‘Will Resume Disconnection For Non-Payment’

As the island prepares to move into Phase 4 on July 1st, BELCO said they “will resume normal disconnection activities for non-payment of bills,” however customers on the Government’s COVID-19 Unemployment Programme can apply for the bill deferment programme and customers who may have difficulty paying their bills  are encouraged to contact... Read more of this article

BELCO Provide Update On Operations

BELCO Provide Update On Operations

BELCO today provided an update on operations and information for customers now that Bermuda has entered Phase 3 of the Covid-19 restrictions. A spokesperson said, “BELCO’s head office at 27 Serpentine Road will be open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 3:00 pm for bill payments. Customers are asked to pay using their debit or credit card... Read more of this article

RA’s Preliminary Report On Electricity Sector

RA’s Preliminary Report On Electricity Sector

The Regulatory Authority [RA] has published its preliminary report on the electricity sector after “conducting a comprehensive review to identify ways to improve the efficiency of the regulatory framework that governs the sector.” A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority has published its preliminary report on the electricity... Read more of this article

BELCO Bill Deferment Programme Advisory

BELCO Bill Deferment Programme Advisory

BELCO outlined how customers can sign up for their previously announced bill deferment programme, with customers that have been approved to receive the unemployment benefit able to defer their electricity bills for as long as they are receiving the benefit. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today outlined how customers... Read more of this article

BELCO Advisory On Meter Readings

BELCO Advisory On Meter Readings

BELCO advised that “messages circulating concerning meter readings should be ignored.” A spokesperson said: “Since the Government implemented sheltering in place on April 4th, our meter readers have been unable to visit residential and small commercial properties to complete meter reads as normal. “As a result, system-generated... Read more of this article

BELCO Bill Payment Deferment Programme

BELCO Bill Payment Deferment Programme

BELCO announced that customers who have been approved for the Bermuda Government unemployment benefit due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be able to apply to defer their electricity bills. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on relief measures being implemented to assist its customers during... Read more of this article

RA Invite Comment On Proposed BELCO Sale

RA Invite Comment On Proposed BELCO Sale

The Regulatory Authority [RA] is inviting the public and other interested parties to comment on the proposed purchase of BELCO by Algonquin Power. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority is inviting the public and other interested parties to comment on the proposed ‘Change of Control’, a proposed transaction concerning the acquisition of... Read more of this article

North Power Station Officially Commissioned

North Power Station Officially Commissioned

At midnight on Tuesday, March 31st, a new era of power generation began in Bermuda, as after many years of planning and construction, the new North Power Station officially came online at midnight yesterday to generate Bermuda’s base load electricity requirement. Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] President Dennis Pimentel said: “The... Read more of this article

BELCO: Crisis Team & Suspend Disconnects

BELCO: Crisis Team & Suspend Disconnects

BELCO said they have activated their crisis management team in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and are “committed to maintaining electricity supply” and will be “suspending all disconnects for residential and small commercial customers for the next 30 days and will review the situation after such time.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Island’s Solar Installers

Minister Meets With Island’s Solar Installers

Earlier this month the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban met with the island’s solar installers to hear their thoughts on how to build a shared vision for Bermuda’s energy future. Attendees included representatives from the Department of Planning, Department of Energy, BE Solar, Greenlight Solar, AES, BEST and BAE. A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

“PLP Welcomes Reduction In Electricity Bills”

“PLP Welcomes Reduction In Electricity Bills”

The PLP said they welcomed the “reduction in electricity bills” as “beginning in January 2020, 95% of Bermudian families will see a reduction in their energy bills.” “This holiday season, we are committed to focusing on the sure and steady progress we’re making for Bermudian policies,” said Acting Leader Walter... Read more of this article

BELCO ‘Welcome The New Rate Reduction’

BELCO ‘Welcome The New Rate Reduction’

[Updated] “Customers will see a modest reduction of overall rates following approval by the Bermuda Regulatory Authority,” BELCO said today. “The new rates were developed with extensive effort by BELCO and the RA to implement the retail tariff methodology issued by the RA in 2018. These new rates will be applied to all meter readings... Read more of this article

BE Solar Welcomes Four New Employees

BE Solar Welcomes Four New Employees

Noting the “growth in the renewable energy industry,” BE Solar recently welcomed new staff, with Paul Gosling, Raphael Knight-Packwood, Jordan Rowse, and Aaron Hooper joining the team. A spokesperson said, “BE Solar, Bermuda’s most established solar energy company, has been focusing on how to achieve its vision of an efficient Bermuda... Read more of this article