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Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report Released

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report Released

The Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report has been released, with proposals including “solar panels and offshore wind turbines to make full use of the fantastic renewable resources available in Bermuda and minimise the amount of imported fossil fuel.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda is about to make a critical decision on how electricity... Read more of this article

Collision In Pembroke Results In Power Outage

Collision In Pembroke Results In Power Outage

There is a power outage in the Spanish Point area tonight [Oct 7] after a van collided with a utility pole according to police. A police spokesperson said, “First responders attended a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision that took place on Spanish Point Road near Cove Point Lane in Pembroke at round 9 pm tonight [Oct 7]. “It... Read more of this article

Electricity Union Explains Work-To-Rule Action

Electricity Union Explains Work-To-Rule Action

Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] President Donald Lottimore has moved to clarify the situation surrounding the Union’s current work to rule, explaining that the ESTU “take safety concerns very seriously,” and in an emergency they “have crews who are willing and able to respond.” “The crews will not carry out... Read more of this article

BELCO Advise Of Possible Power Outages

BELCO Advise Of Possible Power Outages

BELCO advised that “due to ongoing industrial action at the Company, there is a possibility that customers may experience power outages.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] this morning advised the public that, due to ongoing industrial action at the Company, there is a possibility that customers may experience... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘Regular Service Has Resumed’

BELCO: ‘Regular Service Has Resumed’

[Updated] “Regular service at the cashier and customer service departments has resumed,” BELCO said this morning [Oct 5], which follows after they said yesterday that the departments were closed due to “Union action pending.” Yesterday morning the company posted a social media update saying “with Union action pending, BELCO... Read more of this article

Electrical Trade Union Instituting Work-To-Rule

Electrical Trade Union Instituting Work-To-Rule

“The Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU] will be instituting a work-to-rule and demand the immediate reinstatement of the four qualified, displaced Bermudians,” the BTUC said today, adding that they hope the “Board of Directors meet with the ESTU to bring a speedy resolve to this current impasse.” Background Summary Yesterday BELCO’s... Read more of this article

Updating: BELCO Staff Gather Outside Building

Updating: BELCO Staff Gather Outside Building

[Updating] BELCO staff are currently gathering outside the building this morning [Oct 4], and BELCO has stated that “with Union action pending, BELCO cashiers and customer service representatives will be closed until further notice.”Yesterday BELCO’s parent company Ascendant Group announced the “departure” of four senior executives... Read more of this article

RA: Consultation On Electricity Plan Continues

RA: Consultation On Electricity Plan Continues

The development of Bermuda’s Electricity Plan, the Integrated Resource Plan [IRP], has entered the next phase and alternative generation proposals are now published for public consultation, the Regulatory Authority said today. “The IRP will forecast Bermuda’s future electricity demand and identify generation technologies to include in Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

BELCO Grid Code Consultation Ends Monday

BELCO Grid Code Consultation Ends Monday

On Tuesday, September 18th members of the Bermuda Electric Light Company’s [BELCO] Grid Operations Team met with stakeholders as part of the consultation process relating to its proposed Grid Code. A spokesperson said, “BELCO has invited interested industry stakeholders and members of the public to review and consider the draft Grid Code and... Read more of this article

RA: Electricity Tariffs Open To Consultation

RA: Electricity Tariffs Open To Consultation

The Regulatory Authority said that “in its assessment of electricity rates is proposing a change in the way rates are calculated and has today released a Retail Tariff Methodology Consultation document.” “The Authority proposes to introduce cost-efficiency incentives alongside the traditional rate-of-return model, to promote affordable... Read more of this article

Ministry Kicks Off Lunch & Learn Energy Series

Ministry Kicks Off Lunch & Learn Energy Series

Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban hosted a Lunch and Learn about Energy Efficiency yesterday [Sept 12] at Cathedral Hall, with attendees discussing how to lower and understand electricity bills. “This series of Lunch and Learns is designed by the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, with direction from the Department... Read more of this article

BELCO Grid Code Consultation To Begin

BELCO Grid Code Consultation To Begin

Today [Sept 5], BELCO begins its consultation process relating to its proposed Grid Code. “Under BELCO’s transmission, distribution and retail licence, BELCO is required to develop a Grid Code for approval by the Regulatory Authority in consultation with sectoral participants and sectoral providers who are liable to be materially affected by... Read more of this article

Public Being Consulted On Electricity Standards

Public Being Consulted On Electricity Standards

The public is being asked for input on what will soon become the service standards for BELCO and other licensed electricity providers. The Regulatory Authority’s Interim CE, Aaron Smith, said, “The Authority is primarily concerned with ensuring that consumers receive safe and reliable services at just and reasonable rates. “The Authority... Read more of this article