BELCO: Cable Fault Power Outage Affects 5000

August 20, 2017

[Updated] Approximately 5000 BELCO customers in the West End parishes are currently without power after a fault on transmission cables that feed out of the Belmont substation according to the company.

A spokesperson said, “BELCO experienced a fault on the 22kV transmission cables that feed out of the Belmont substation. As a result 5,000 customers are currently without power in the West End of the Island.

“BELCO crews are in the process assessing the situation so that power can be restored as soon as possible.

“Customers are advised that they do not need to call into BELCO at this time. We apologise to those customers who have been impacted and will provide additional updates as soon as information becomes available.”

Update 11.30: A BELCO spokesperson has confirmed that “as of 11:21pm, power was restored to all customers”.

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  1. Lualaba says:

    I’m sure it’s a lot more than 5,000!!!

  2. Bermudian says:


  3. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Oh Belco. You should have put money into ithe infrastructure when you HAD IT!!

    • BELCO says:

      BELCO has invested over $315 million into new peak generators and upgrades to infrastructure and facilities since 2005. Unfortunately, however, without the necessary approvals from the various regulatory bodies (currently the Regulatory Authority), BELCO was unable to make the necessary transmission & distribution and generation upgrades. Please go to to see the many efforts made to get those permissions since 2005.

  4. Coffee says:

    Nationalize the bloody thing

    • nerema says:

      Oh yeah. That will make it just as efficient as everything else the government does.

    • Politricks says:

      Yeah, because the Bermuda Government is known for their efficiency…

  5. Time Shall Tell says:

    Must be solar flares, LOL!!!