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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

RA Consultation On Accounting Instructions

RA Consultation On Accounting Instructions

The Regulatory Authority has issued a consultation on the regulatory accounting reporting instructions that will apply to electricity sector licensees. Currently, the Authority requires licensees to prepare separate accounts for each licensed business unit – which should also be separate from any unregulated business. For example, the Bermuda Electric... Read more of this article

Bermuda Regulatory Authority CEO Steps Down

Bermuda Regulatory Authority CEO Steps Down

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda has announced a change of leadership, with Chief Executive Matthew Copeland stepping down from the post, effective immediately. The Authority Chair, Angela Berry, on behalf of the board, “thanked Mr. Copeland for his two years of service with the Regulatory Authority and wished him well in his future endeavours.” Ms.... Read more of this article

Search For Regulatory Authority Commissioners

Search For Regulatory Authority Commissioners

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda is searching for “applicants to fill the role of regulators of key business sectors,” and anyone seeking to be members of the Board of Commissioners, to whom the RA will report, are expected to have their applications submitted by Friday, February 23rd. A Government spokesperson said, “The search... 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

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

Review Of Electronic Communications Sector

Review Of Electronic Communications Sector

The Regulatory Authority has released a ‘Review of the Electronic Communications Sector – Ensuring the delivery of benefits for Bermuda via Regulation’. This is a public consultation and members of the public are encouraged to send in comments. The RA said, “The consultation can be found on the Authority’s website www.rab.bm under ‘Consultations... Read more of this article

RA Proposed 2018/19 Work Plan Consultation

RA Proposed 2018/19 Work Plan Consultation

The Regulatory Authority has released its new public consultation for its 2018 – 2019 Work Plan, saying that it ”sets out the major activities that the Authority intends to carry out during the upcoming fiscal year 2018-19, with members of the public encouraged to send in comments.” “The consultation can be found on the Authority’s... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Electricity Sector Regulation

Regulatory Authority Electricity Sector Regulation

In July 2017 the Regulatory Authority received consent for the final form of electricity sector licenses, and these “licenses, as well as a license application process developed by the Authority, have now been enacted as general determinations, completing their final and formal legislative stage.” An RA spokesperson said, “On 28 October... Read more of this article

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Deadline For Submissions On Net Metering

Update: The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 2nd. Greenrock is reminding the members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback regarding net metering is tomorrow [July 28]. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to remind members of the public that the deadline for submitting feedback... Read more of this article

One Communication & Regulatory Authority

One Communication & Regulatory Authority

[Written by Don Burgess] One Communications are in disagreement to the language and manner of the Regulatory Authority’s decision against them. The Regulatory Authority said they have “refused an application made by One Communications [One]to implement the following: 1. Contract termination fees of between $200 and $500 for residential internet/broadband... Read more of this article

RA: Providers Met 4G Requirements For The AC

RA: Providers Met 4G Requirements For The AC

In November 2016, as part of the award of 4G spectrum to Telecommunications [BWI] Ltd [Digicel] and Bermuda Digital Communications Limited [One Communications], the Regulatory Authority [the ‘Authority’] mandated specific coverage and Quality of Service [QoS] obligations. A spokesperson said, “The obligations are in the following phases:1.... Read more of this article

Column: Job Losses In Telecommunications

Column: Job Losses In Telecommunications

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] The Bermuda Regulatory Authority commenced operations in January 2013, just over a year after the Regulatory Authority Act 2011 was approved by Parliament. The Regulatory Authority’s principal functions in relation to any regulated industry sector, are:to promote and preserve competition;to promote the... Read more of this article