BELCO Has Restored All Power After Outage

August 14, 2020 | 1 Comment

[Updated] Following the power outages in the west end yesterday, BELCO has restored power to approximately 4,000 customers, and the work continues this morning to restore power to the remaining customers.

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] this morning provided an update on restoration efforts following three major transmission faults which led to outages in the West end of the island.

“The outages occurred due to faults on primary transmission lines on Middle Road, Southampton. BELCO crews worked throughout the night and as of 7 am power has been restored to approximately 4,000 customers.

“Work continues this morning to restore power to the remaining customers as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

“We know that outages are inconvenient and we thank our valued customers for their patience and understanding.”

Update 3.04pm: A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has restored power to all customers following several major transmission faults that occurred on Thursday.

“The outages occurred due to three faults on primary transmission lines in Middle Road, Southampton. BELCO crews worked throughout the night to repair the cables and restore power to customers.”

Dennis Pimentel, BELCO President said: “The faults that occurred on Thursday afternoon caused more than 7,000 customers in the west end of the island to lose power over the last 24 hours. All of the cables have been repaired and power has been restored to all customers.

“BELCO is currently working on a grid modernisation project throughout the island and this includes replacing aged underground cables, some of which are more than 60 years old. These grid upgrades will assist in preventing similar outages in future.

Mr. Pimentel added: “I would like to apologize to all of our valued customers for this inconvenience and thank them for their patience and understanding as we worked to restore their power as quickly as possible.”

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  1. sage says:

    Man, I feel sorry for anyone who has no AC in this heat especially at night.

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