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Video: Town Hall Meeting On Energy Sector

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Energy Sector

As part of their public consultation, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda is holding a Town Hall meeting this evening [May 10] on the future of Bermuda’s energy sector. Regulatory Authority Interim Chief Executive, Aaron Smith previously said,“We are keen for as many stakeholders as possible to participate in this public consultation. The Town... Read more of this article

RA Public Consultation On Energy Sector

RA Public Consultation On Energy Sector

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has today launched the first stage of public consultation on a proposed Integrated Resource Plan [IRP] for Bermuda’s energy sector. The proposed IRP document, produced by BELCO, is now published and the public is encouraged to provide input on the proposal. Public and stakeholder submissions and comments will feed... Read more of this article

Advisory: Traffic Controls In Harrington Sound

Advisory: Traffic Controls In Harrington Sound

BELCO advised that “emergency excavation and repair work” is taking place on Harrington Sound Road from today through Monday, and traffic controls will be in place. A spokesperson said, “BELCO wishes to advise motorists that emergency excavation and repair work will be taking place on Harrington Sound Road approximately 225 ft east of... Read more of this article

Could Electric Buses Work For Bermuda?

Could Electric Buses Work For Bermuda?

[Written by Don Burgess] Could electric buses end Bermuda’s transportation woes? Jeff Sousa believes E-buses are better than diesel. So much so, he and Sousa’s Landscape Management vice president Mohammed Farooqui made a presentation with Aideen Ratterray Pryse, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Transport & Regulatory Affairs to discuss... Read more of this article

RA: ‘Security Of Electricity Supply For Bermuda’

RA: ‘Security Of Electricity Supply For Bermuda’

A decision to allow BELCO to replace ageing generators “was necessary for safety and the security of electricity supply for Bermuda,” the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said today. Last week it was announced that the Authority had issued an order for the replacement of aged generation assets permitting BELCO to start installation of four... Read more of this article

RA Public Consultation For Retail Tariff Design

RA Public Consultation For Retail Tariff Design

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has issued a consultation to receive feedback from the general public on the retail tariff methodology for the electricity sector in Bermuda. The RA said, “The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has issued a consultation to receive feedback from the general public on the retail tariff methodology [“Methodology”]... Read more of this article

BELCO Interruption In Southampton On Friday

BELCO Interruption In Southampton On Friday

BELCO advised that in order to make repairs, there will be an “emergency interruption of service” this Friday [Feb 16] from 9am to approximately 2pm, which will affect over 300 customers in Southampton including the areas of Riviera Road, Riviera Crescent, South Avenue, West Avenue, East Avenue, Sunny Side Park Drive, Sunny Side Park Lane... Read more of this article

BFRS: Safety Tips When Using Heating Devices

BFRS: Safety Tips When Using Heating Devices

In an effort to encourage fire safety during the cold winter season, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] has released safety tips regarding the use of heating devices. A BFRS spokesperson said, “Fire is fast! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for... Read more of this article

BELCO Requested To Provide IRP Proposal

BELCO Requested To Provide IRP Proposal

Further to BELCO being issued with a Transmission, Distribution and Retail [TD&R] license on 27th October 2017, the Regulatory Authority has issued a notice requesting that BELCO submit an Integrated Resource Plan proposal [“IRP Proposal”] to the Authority by 15th February 2018. A spokesperson for the Authority stated, “An Integrated Resource... Read more of this article

BELCO Customer Dept To Close Early Tomorrow

BELCO Customer Dept To Close Early Tomorrow

BELCO is advising its customers that their Customer Experience Department will close early tomorrow [Nov 17]. A spokesperson said, “BELCO would like to advise customers that its Customer Experience Department will be closed from 2:30-3:30pm tomorrow, Friday, November 17th, to enable Team members to attend an emergency Union meeting. This will include... Read more of this article

Power Outage After Contractor Strikes Cable

Power Outage After Contractor Strikes Cable

[Updated] 94 customers are without power this afternoon [Nov 15] after a “contractor working at the corner of Parliament and Victoria Streets struck a 4KV underground cable.” A BELCO spokesperson said, “At 2:29pm a contractor working at the corner of Parliament and Victoria Streets struck a 4KV underground cable. 94 customers are currently... Read more of this article

RA Updates On BELCO And Electricity Sector

RA Updates On BELCO And Electricity Sector

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority announced that “following necessary amendments to the Electricity Act receiving Royal Assent on October 27, 2017, BELCO and the Government’s Tyne’s Bay power generation facility have been issued with electricity sector licenses.” “The Authority was given oversight of the electricity sector in... Read more of this article

Power Outage: King’s Square Bathroom Closed

Power Outage: King’s Square Bathroom Closed

The restrooms on King’s Square in St George’s are currently closed due to a power outage and will reopen once BELCO has restored power. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George [CSG] would like to inform the public that the restrooms on King’s Square are currently closed due to a power outage. BELCO employees are currently... Read more of this article