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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

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] I finished Part II of this essay by asking our decision makers if they believe 97% of climate scientists are correct in their assertion that climate change is, to a very large degree, the result of burning fossil fuel and, if they do, would they also agree that waiting to see it those scientists are right,... Read more of this article

Minister: First Phase Of Energy Rebate Initiative

Minister: First Phase Of Energy Rebate Initiative

The Energy Rebate Initiative will be primarily targeted to seniors and low income households, Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly today [June 29]. Minister Roban said, “Although the previous rebate structure achieved positive results, it would not be enough to simply reboot the old scheme. Under... Read more of this article

Students Experimenting With Power Of Future

Students Experimenting With Power Of Future

Two science students have calculated that their school has made huge strides in helping the environment by installing solar panels. About 18 months ago Saltus Grammar School erected a solar system on one of its roofs and students Maximo Deiros, aged 14, and Themika Thennakoon, aged 13, said they have calculated the 97,000 kWh generated is the equivalent... Read more of this article

Energy Director To Speak In Dominican Republic

Energy Director To Speak In Dominican Republic

The Government of Bermuda’s Department of Energy Director, Jeane Nikolai has been invited, as a guest, to speak on a panel at the 2018 Resilient Infrastructure Forum [RIF]. The RIF takes place June 26 – 28, 2018 in the Dominican Republic. The RIF brings together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to create a coordinated long-term... Read more of this article

Clean Up To Begin For ‘Finger’ Solar Project

Clean Up To Begin For ‘Finger’ Solar Project

The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is advising motorists of site clean-up works to take place on ‘The Finger’ in St. David’s in connection with the new solar project. “Works will begin June 26th until July 31st, Monday through Friday,” a spokesperson said. “Works will get underway at 9.30 a.m. and are expected to... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part II I finished Part I of this essay by saying hats off to... Read more of this article

Solar Farm Should Be Operational In 2019

Solar Farm Should Be Operational In 2019

The solar farm at the airport finger is expected to begin construction in the late summer or early fall and it should be operational in the first quarter of 2019, according to Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban. Speaking in the House of Assembly today, Minister Roban said, “Monday, June 4 was an historic day for Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Finger’ Solar Power Project Signing

Video: ‘Finger’ Solar Power Project Signing

[Updated] Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col. David Burch are holding a press conference this afternoon [June 4]. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video of the press conference is below. Update: Speaking at today’s press conference, Minister Roban... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part I Any discussion about energy, whether about security of... 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

Solar Panels Installed At Washington Mall

Solar Panels Installed At Washington Mall

An investment in solar energy will help tenants at Bermuda’s premier shopping mall and office complex save money, Washington Properties said today. As part of a major upgrade of Washington Mall, owners Washington Properties are installing bi-facial solar panels on the roof of one of their buildings. Paul Slaughter, Director and General Manager of... Read more of this article

Bermudian Steven Douglas Joins BE Solar

Bermudian Steven Douglas Joins BE Solar

Steven Douglas has joined the team at BE Solar as their dedicated Project & Procurement Manager. “Steven has vast experience and qualifications in the areas of construction and installation having worked in the elevator industry for over 13 years. He is a certified facility manager through BOMI International and has numerous other certifications,”... Read more of this article