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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

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

BELCO ‘Extremely Pleased’ By RA’s Order

BELCO ‘Extremely Pleased’ By RA’s Order

BELCO said they are “extremely pleased” with the publication of the Regulatory Authority’s Order as they can now compensate distributed generation customers “after a lengthy impasse during which BELCO was legally unable to compensate certain distributed generation customers.” “Once signed contracts are in place with... Read more of this article

BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators

BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators

[Updated] BELCO has been ordered by the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [the Authority] to pay all distributed generators for the electricity they feed-in to the BELCO grid according to RA officials. A spokesperson said, “Until now, some consumers who feed-in their excess power from distributed generation to BELCO’s grid have not yet been paid.... Read more of this article

Public Consultation For IRP Proposal Extended

Public Consultation For IRP Proposal Extended

The deadline for public consultation on the Integrated Resource Plan [IRP] Proposal for Bermuda’s future electricity needs has been extended until August 17th. An RA spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has received approval from the Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs to extend the deadline for public consultation on... Read more of this article

RA: ‘Smart Meters In Bermuda Considered Safe’

RA: ‘Smart Meters In Bermuda Considered Safe’

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda released the findings of its independent assessment of BELCO smart meters, saying that the “test results show that smart meters used in Bermuda are considered safe for general population.” “The Authority tested radio frequency [RF] radiation emissions against the standards for Maximum Permissible... Read more of this article

RA: Smart Meters “Meet FCC Safety Standards”

RA: Smart Meters “Meet FCC Safety Standards”

In light of recent public concern around the safety of ‘smart meters’, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda is assuring the public that the meters deployed in Bermuda meet United States Federal Communications Commission [FCC] safety standards. ‘Smart meters’, or Advanced Metering Infrastructure [AMI], are used to meter the use of electricity... Read more of this article

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 Town Hall Meetings On Island’s Energy Plan

RA Town Hall Meetings On Island’s Energy Plan

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda is hosting Town Hall meetings starting today – Tuesday May 8th — with a second one set for Thursday May 10th. The public meetings are open to all interested parties to learn more about how Bermuda’s future energy plan will be developed and how to submit proposals toward the plan. The presentation... 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

Consultation On Feed-In Tariff Methodology

Consultation On Feed-In Tariff Methodology

Consultation on the method to calculate the rate paid to Renewable Energy Metering Scheme participants is underway, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced today. The Feed-in Tariff is paid by BELCO to compensate people who are connected to the electricity network and who generate electricity via renewable energy systems such as solar panels and... Read more of this article

RA Seek Feedback: Electronic Communications

RA Seek Feedback: Electronic Communications

The moratorium on issuing new Integrated Communications Operating Licences [ICOLs] could be reviewed; new regulations put in place to protect the Island’s internet network if an undersea cable is damaged; and, consumers could be given compensation for outages or failures in service. Those are just some of the topics being examined in a new wave of... 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