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RA Issues Final Report On Electricity Sector

RA Issues Final Report On Electricity Sector

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [RA] published their Final Report on the Electricity Sector. A spokesperson said, “After a comprehensive review, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [the “RA”] has today published its Final Report on the Electricity Sector. The recommendations in the Final Report are intended to enhance the legal, regulatory,... Read more of this article

RA Seek Feedback: Communications Licences

RA Seek Feedback: Communications Licences

The Regulatory Authority [RA] is inviting the public to provide feedback on the newly published Preliminary Report regarding the issuance of new communications licences. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority [RA] has today published its Preliminary Report on the criteria, conditions, requirements and procedures necessary for qualified... Read more of this article

RA Approves Operating Licence For Solar Farm

RA Approves Operating Licence For Solar Farm

The Regulatory Authority has approved the operating licence for the new solar farm at the ‘Finger’ at L. F. Wade International Airport. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter H. Roban, is pleased to announce the Regulatory Authority’s approval of the operating licence for the new solar farm at the ‘Finger’... Read more of this article

Public Consultation: SubCOL/ICOL Applications

Public Consultation: SubCOL/ICOL Applications

The Regulatory Authority [RA] is inviting the public to review new SubCOL and ICOL applications and submit written comments during its public consultation. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority has received multiple qualified applications for new Integrated Communications Operating Licences [ICOLs] and a single application for a new type... 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

RA: No Decision Made About 5G In Bermuda

RA: No Decision Made About 5G In Bermuda

Noting there were some “social media postings this past weekend inciting the vandalism of cell towers,” the Regulatory Authority [RA] is “restating and reaffirming that no decision has been made” regarding 5G technology in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority [RA] is today restating and reaffirming that... 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

Covid-19: RA Issues Emergency Determination

Covid-19: RA Issues Emergency Determination

The Regulatory Authority issued an ‘Emergency General Determination,’ with an aim to “take the appropriate actions to ensure there is no loss of service as a result of Covid-19″. The Emergency General Determination prevents providers from changing tariffs without the prior written approval from the RA, disconnecting services... Read more of this article

RA Invites Feedback On Spectrum Assignment

RA Invites Feedback On Spectrum Assignment

The Regulatory Authority [RA] invites the public for feedback on the Grant of Spectrum Licences, Permits, and Exempted Frequencies for the electronic communications sector through its public consultation process. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [RA] invites the public and industry stakeholders to comment on the Grant... Read more of this article

Minister Supports Consumer Advocacy Policy

Minister Supports Consumer Advocacy Policy

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban expressed his support for the consumer advocacy policy recently announced by the Regulatory Authority [RA]. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will be aware that the RA shared proposals regarding:“automatic compensation to consumers from their broadband and telephone providers for loss of... Read more of this article

RA Proposes Automatic Compensation

RA Proposes Automatic Compensation

The Regulatory Authority [RA] has re-opened the Preliminary Report for the Principles of Consumer Protection to include an automatic compensation proposal. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority has re-opened the Preliminary Report for the Principles of Consumer Protection to include the addition of a significant new proposal: automatic compensation... 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

Minister Walter Roban On Electricity Tariff Cuts

Minister Walter Roban On Electricity Tariff Cuts

“We are pleased that the Regulatory Authority has today assisted in the delivery of one aspect of our agenda; driving down the cost of electricity via the slashing of Electricity Retail Tariffs,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. The Minister’s comments follow after the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced that “effective... Read more of this article