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BELCO Maintains ISO 14001 Certification

BELCO Maintains ISO 14001 Certification

BELCO has successfully maintained its certification to the ISO 14001:2015 Standard for Environmental Management Systems. The International Organization for Standardization, known as ISO, publishes International Standards developed by international experts covering nearly all industries around the world. ISO, which is based out of Switzerland, has members... Read more of this article

Video: BELCO’s Power Station Construction

Video: BELCO’s Power Station Construction

The time lapse video shows an interesting look at the construction of BELCO’s North Power Station. A spokesperson said, “A time lapse video shows the progress being made constructing BELCO’s North Power Station, which will house replacement generators. The four new 14 megawatt engines have been delivered and installed and work continues to meet... Read more of this article

BELCO Clarifies Use Of Liquid Natural Gas

BELCO Clarifies Use Of Liquid Natural Gas

BELCO has clarified the use of Liquid Natural Gas [LNG] in Bermuda as it relates to the North Power Station [NPS] currently being built at the Company’s Serpentine Road Plant. “The Bermuda Electric Light Company’s new North Power Station [NPS] is being built to provide base load electricity for Bermuda and replaces generating units that have reached... Read more of this article

Minister On Electricity Amendment Act 2019

Minister On Electricity Amendment Act 2019

[Updated with PDF] Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 7], Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said he will table a Bill entitled the ‘Electricity Amendment Act 2019.’ “Quite coincidentally, we were working on this amendment to the Electricity Act 2016 to assure the proper regulation of the electricity sector when the... Read more of this article

Algonquin Releases ‘Acquisition Fact Sheet’

Algonquin Releases ‘Acquisition Fact Sheet’

With Ascendant Group Limited having signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp to “sell the Company subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals,” an ‘acquisition fact sheet’ has been released by the Canadian company highlighting its position and intentions regarding the sale. Bloomberg video interview with Algonquin... Read more of this article

ESTU To Meet Regarding Ascendant Sale

ESTU To Meet Regarding Ascendant Sale

The Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] will meet with their members to discuss the planned sale of the Ascendant Group, with the ESTU President noting there is “considerable tension around this announcement, and we will look to make sure our members can voice their queries.” Agreement To Sell Ascendant To Canadian Company For $365 Million Yesterday,... Read more of this article

RA To “Evaluate” Proposed Sale Of BELCO

RA To “Evaluate” Proposed Sale Of BELCO

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said they “will evaluate the proposed change of control of BELCO in accordance with the provisions of applicable legislation and any Ministerial directions.” This follows after Ascendant, the parent company of BELCO, confirmed that they signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities... Read more of this article

Ascendant Sign Agreement To Sell Company

Ascendant Sign Agreement To Sell Company

[Updated: Ascendant, the parent company of BELCO, confirmed they have signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp to “sell the Company subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals," while a statement from Algonquin — which lists its head office in Ontario, Canada — said that under the terms of the all-cash transaction, "Ascendant’s... Read more of this article

Battery Energy Storage System Ribbon Cutting

Battery Energy Storage System Ribbon Cutting

The Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] held a ribbon cutting for the new Battery Energy Storage System [BESS], which they called “part of the foundation we are building for a better energy future for Bermuda.” BELCO President Dennis Pimentel welcomed guests that included Deputy Premier and Minister for Home Affairs Walter Roban. Director... Read more of this article

Reduce Your BELCO Bill Workshop On May 20

Reduce Your BELCO Bill Workshop On May 20

The Women’s Resource Centre and BELCO will be hosting a free Lunch & Learn on ‘How to reduce your BELCO bill’ on Monday, May 20th from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at Sofia House in Hamilton. The event poster says, “Women will gain tools to lead energy efficient households and learn new methods to reduce their electricity bill. This workshop... Read more of this article

Ascendant Group First Quarter Earnings

Ascendant Group First Quarter Earnings

Ascendant Group Limited, a publicly traded provider of energy and energy-related services, announced results for the first three months of 2019. Ascendant President & CEO Sean Durfy said, “The Company continues to execute its strategic five-year plan with much progress made on the $250 million capital plan that is geared towards building a foundation... Read more of this article

Light Bulb Exchange Programme Starts Today

Light Bulb Exchange Programme Starts Today

The Department of Energy announced the official launch of the LED Exchange Programme, effective today [May 1]. A Government spokesperson said, “Beginning today and continuing as long as supplies last, members of the public are encouraged to bring one incandescent light bulb to participating retailers in exchange for one energy-efficient LED bulb,... Read more of this article

BELCO Testing Causes Temporary Load Shed

BELCO Testing Causes Temporary Load Shed

The Bermuda Electric Light Company Ltd. [BELCO] confirmed that a load shed has occurred today [April 2] during the testing and commissioning processes related to the Battery Energy Storage System [BESS]. A spokesperson said, “The system, built as part of the Company’s capital plan, caused a load shed that interrupted power supply to a number... Read more of this article