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BELCO Advisory On Hurricane Preparations

BELCO Advisory On Hurricane Preparations

BELCO provided an update on hurricane preparations, with the company saying that “assets will be put in place before the arrival of the storm so that once it has passed any restoration efforts can proceed quickly and efficiently.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on hurricane... Read more of this article

Downed Poles On Middle Road, Traffic Delays

Downed Poles On Middle Road, Traffic Delays

[Updated with photos] BELCO crews are on scene working to repair damaged utility poles on Middle Road, Paget near Bostock Hill after a “tractor trailer became entangled in telecommunications cables” and ”two poles sustained damages with one falling into a residential property.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light... Read more of this article

RA Opens Public Consultation On IRP Guidance

RA Opens Public Consultation On IRP Guidance

The Regulatory Authority is inviting the public to provide feedback on its proposed IRP Guidance document. The RA said, “The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [the RA] is inviting the public and other interested parties to comment on its proposed IRP Guidance document, regarding what electricity generating technologies should be included and/or... Read more of this article

Anderson Thanks BFRS After ‘Terrifying’ Incident

Anderson Thanks BFRS After ‘Terrifying’ Incident

After being trapped in his vehicle after an electrical pole fell yesterday [July 15], driver Mark Anderson recounted his experience of being surrounded by live electrical wires, saying that he was “terrified” and freaked out” and offered his thanks to the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service for coming to his aid. Mr. Anderson told Bernews,... Read more of this article

Motorist Trapped In Vehicle Surrounded By Wires

Motorist Trapped In Vehicle Surrounded By Wires

[Updated] Fire crews along with BELCO personnel responded after a motorist was “ trapped in a vehicle that was surrounded by live electrical wires” today. A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 1:33 pm on Thursday, July 15th 2021 BFRS Dispatch receive a report of a fallen BELCO pole on North Shore just west of C Mart. The caller was trapped... Read more of this article

BELCO Replacing Some Underground Cables

BELCO Replacing Some Underground Cables

BELCO is “replacing 40% of its current underground transmission cables that are over 50 years old,” the company said today. Shelly Leman, Managing Director of Transmission, Distribution and Retail, said: “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] is upgrading the Company’s Transmission, Distribution & Retail [TD&R]... Read more of this article

BELCO Leads Electrical Safety Training

BELCO Leads Electrical Safety Training

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] recently led a group of first responders in electrical safety training at Warwick Camp. BELCO tweeted the photos below, saying: “Public safety is our number one priority. Last week, at Warwick Camp, we led a group of first responders in electrical safety training to ensure everyone has the knowledge they... Read more of this article

New Solar System Installed At Family Centre

New Solar System Installed At Family Centre

BE Solar partnered with Aeolus Capital Management to install a solar system for the Family Centre headquarters in Pembroke, and they noted that the solar system “will help the charity save over $4,800 each year by relying less on fossil fuel electricity.” A BE Solar spokesperson said, “Local solar company, BE Solar, has partnered with... Read more of this article

Minister Walter Roban On Electricity Rates

Minister Walter Roban On Electricity Rates

“With this step in the right direction for energy costs, it is perhaps more important now than ever to increase our uptake of renewable energy so that fuel costs can reduced or eliminated” as “with more renewable energy comes less use of fossil fuel, which accounts for a good portion of every electric bill.” This was from the... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Outage In St David’s

BELCO Working To Restore Outage In St David’s

BELCO crews are currently working to restore a power outage in St. David’s this afternoon [May 21]. BELCO tweeted, “There’s currently an outage affecting power to a small number of residential units in St. David’s. Crews have been dispatched to the area.” According to the outage list on the BELCO website, 909 customers... Read more of this article

Column: Wayne Caines On BELCO, Electricity

Column: Wayne Caines On BELCO, Electricity

[Opinion column written by Wayne Caines] Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] has one primary objective – to supply our customers with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. Our ultimate goal is to become a renewable energy company and we are working steadily towards that goal. My personal commitment to the people of Bermuda – our valued customers... Read more of this article

Column: Minister On Energy Rate Reductions

Column: Minister On Energy Rate Reductions

[Opinion column written by Deputy Premier & Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban] We all know Bermuda is really expensive. So many of our people are feeling the squeeze on many fronts. That’s why the PLP Government is working on your behalf every day to continue providing aspects of relief. During Covid-19, we provided financial relief to those... Read more of this article

BELCO Retail Tariff Reduced As Of June 1st

BELCO Retail Tariff Reduced As Of June 1st

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has advised that “the Retail Tariff for customers will be reduced effective June 1st, 2021 as announced May 16, 2021 by the Regulatory Authority.” BELCO President Wayne Caines said: “BELCO is sensitive to the needs of the Bermudian population – both residents and businesses alike. We have... Read more of this article