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RA Electricity Review Open To Consultation

RA Electricity Review Open To Consultation

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [RA] issued a consultation today [Oct 29] to receive feedback from the public on its “Review of the Electricity Sector” in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Based on the Regulatory Authority Act 2011, the RA is mandated to periodically conduct a comprehensive review of the electricity sector to identify ways... Read more of this article

RA: Timetable To Accept New ICOL Applications

RA: Timetable To Accept New ICOL Applications

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [RA] has announced that the window for interested parties to submit their application for a licence to provide electronic communication [EC] services in Bermuda will take place from January 27, 2020 to February 28, 2020. A spokesperson said, “Based on its analysis and feedback from public consultation, the RA... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s IRP Featured On International Stage

Bermuda’s IRP Featured On International Stage

Bermuda’s first Integrated Resource Plan [IRP] received accolades on an international stage recently at the 11th Annual Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum [CREF]. CREF brings together stakeholders from across the Caribbean region to discuss new initiatives and address common energy challenges. Monique Lister, the Director of Legal Services at the Regulatory... Read more of this article

Column: Proposed $1M RA Budget Increase

Column: Proposed $1M RA Budget Increase

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] The cost of living in Bermuda remains a constant issue for Bermudians and the increase in fees and taxes imposed by the PLP have not made matters any easier. Now we are seeing a proposed budget increase by an independent authority whose fees directly affect the cost of electricity, internet, and... Read more of this article

RA: New Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff Rate

RA: New Renewable Energy Feed-In-Tariff Rate

The Regulatory Authority today [Oct 4] announced that after “conducting a thorough and complete solar PV analysis to establish a new Feed-in-Tariff [FIT] for Bermuda’s solar PV distributed generators [Gs], the FIT has been revised from 0.1736 [$/kWh] to $0.2265 per kilowatt hour [kWh], and will take effect on October 7, 2019.” The RA said,... Read more of this article

RA Release 2020–2021 Work Plan & Budget

RA Release 2020–2021 Work Plan & Budget

The Regulatory Authority released its 2020 – 2021 Work Plan and Budget for public consultation. A spokesperson said, “The Work Plan and Budget details the major activities that the RA intends to carry out during the upcoming fiscal year 2020-21. Members of the public encouraged to visit the www.ra.bm, and select Public Consultations to review... Read more of this article

RA Invites Feedback On Preliminary Report

RA Invites Feedback On Preliminary Report

The Regulatory Authority has conducted the analysis of its proposed Principles of Consumer Protection and invites the public to provide feedback on the Preliminary Report prior to making a final determination. A spokesperson said, “The Principles of Consumer Protection is designed to protect consumers’ interests, promote the delivery of high-quality... Read more of this article

Feedback Sought On Electronic Communications

Feedback Sought On Electronic Communications

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said they have “published the Preliminary Report of the Market Review of the electronic communications sector and would like the public to further provide their feedback prior to making their general determination.” A spokesperson said, “The Market Review is specifically focused on reviewing providers... Read more of this article

“High Levels Of Renewable Energy Resources”

“High Levels Of Renewable Energy Resources”

The Regulatory Authority launched Bermuda’s Integrated Resource Plan which will use “high levels of renewable energy resources,” with the RA saying the plan includes adding utility-scale solar photovoltaic and wind power via an offshore wind farm. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority, today announced the launch of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Financial Statements Tabled

Regulatory Authority Financial Statements Tabled

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban tabled the annual financial statements of the Regulatory Authority for Fiscal Years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017. in the House of Assembly today. “The Regulatory Authority [RA] is a self-funding body, responsible for the implementation of policy through the application of the relevant legislation, and... Read more of this article

RA To “Evaluate” Proposed Sale Of BELCO

RA To “Evaluate” Proposed Sale Of BELCO

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said they “will evaluate the proposed change of control of BELCO in accordance with the provisions of applicable legislation and any Ministerial directions.” This follows after Ascendant, the parent company of BELCO, confirmed that they signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities... Read more of this article

RA: No Decision Made For 5G In Bermuda

RA: No Decision Made For 5G In Bermuda

The Regulatory Authority [RA] has today stated that “no decision has been made regarding the deployment of the Fifth Generation [5G] technology in Bermuda.” “This statement is in response to a press release issued today from Horizon Communication, indicating that if they are successful in obtaining an Integrated Communication Operating... Read more of this article

RA: Public Consultation To Discuss Net Neutrality

RA: Public Consultation To Discuss Net Neutrality

The Regulatory Authority will host a public consultation to discuss Net Neutrality, also referred to as Open Internet, from today until June 28th. The RA said, “In its mandate to promote fair business practices and protect consumers, the Regulatory Authority will host a public consultation to discuss Net Neutrality, also referred to as Open Internet,... Read more of this article