BELCO Wins Best Energy Storage Project Award

October 24, 2019

BELCO has won the Best Energy Storage Project award at the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum [CREF] for its recently commissioned Nolan Smith Battery Energy Storage System [BESS].

CREF is the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean clean energy market and the awards programme recognizes leaders in the Caribbean energy sector who are making a lasting impact on resilient and renewable energy.

BELCO President Dennis Pimentel said: “The BESS working group team can be proud of this award. The BESS is an exciting project that is just a part of the foundation we are building for a better energy future for Bermuda, our $200+ million capital plan that has one overriding objective, to better serve our customers with safe, efficient and cost-effective electricity. On behalf of the entire Company, congratulations to the team!”

BELCO Mechanical Engineer and BESS Project Manager Stephanie Simons said: “I am very proud of the BELCO BESS team and the hard work that led to the successful completion of a project that has been voted Best Energy Storage Project in the Caribbean for 2019. Congratulations to all the awardees and their amazing projects pushing the boundaries of business as usual.”

The awards program drew candidates from across the Caribbean region, including Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Bermuda, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The selected award winners represent the entities who have had a profound impact on the region’s clean energy development.

A​ward recipients were chosen by an industry-leading Advisory Committee including Cletus Bertin, Executive Director, CARILEC; Chris Burgess, Director of Projects – Islands Energy Program, Rocky Mountain Institute; Gillian Charles-Gollop, Executive Director, Corporate Investment Banking and Advisory, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank; Jennifer DeCesaro, Acting Director of Technology to Market Program, U.S. Department of Energy; David Gumbs, Former CEO, ANGLEC; and Julie Taylor, Editorial Director, New Energy Events.

For more information on CREF, please visit the event hub here.

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