BELCO: Significant Outages, Working To Restore

March 15, 2021 | 8 Comments

[Updating] BELCO confirmed there are “significant outages across the island due to a temporary loss of generation capacity” and said that ”crews are working hard to restore customers as quickly and as efficiently as possible.”

Screenshot of the BELCO outage map as of 6.30pm today [view here on BELCO site]

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A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited is aware of significant outages across the island due to a temporary loss of generation capacity.

“Our crews are working hard to restore customers as quickly and as efficiently as possible. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available on the progress of our restoration efforts. We know that outages are inconvenient, and we thank everyone in advance for their patience.”

Animation of the BELCO outage list as of 6.30pm today [view here on BELCO site]

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Update 7.08pm: A quick audio update from Nadir Wade, BELCO’s Managing Director of Bulk Generation

Update 8.17pm: The company said, “BELCO experienced a temporary loss of generation capacity late this afternoon which caused outages across the island.

“BELCO has begun to restore power to customers affected by the outage. Work will continue until all customers have had power restored which is expected to be completed this evening.”

BELCO President Wayne Caines said: “First and foremost, let me apologise to our valued customers for this unexpected loss of power. Once we experienced the generation loss, our crews immediately got to work to restore power to customers as quickly, safely and as efficiently as possible. I ask for the public’s patience as we continue our restoration efforts and we will continue to provide updates until every customer is restored.”

Update 10.22pm: The BELCO map indicates that most of customers appear to have their power restored.

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  1. Question says:

    Equipment failure again, like last time?

  2. answer says:

    How can you manage a power plant off titty milk. No clue on the top. Lets see how long that lasts.

  3. Quo Fata Ferrunt says:

    Second major outage in 3 months. Bunch of political noise last time and no report. What now. More apologies and no clear answers. Where is the RA. All this money paid for 3rd world power

    Is this what we can expect from Algonquin going forward ? Money well spent. Maybe Bermuda can burn those 365M dollars to keep people warm tonight.

    Where is the Minister in charge ? More words tomorrow of“ i directed the RA to provide report as a matter of urgency “. Is 3 months considered urgent.

    Friends and family. 2 Bermudas now coming home to roost. Can’t keep lights on while talking and no action.

  4. Comfortably numb says:

    Did anyone really think things would improve with Wayne at the wheel? First world prices but third world service,

  5. 2020 Won says:

    Last one out wont have to worry about turning off the lights. They’ll have all flickered to an end long before that.

  6. Marcusbmco says:

    Nice to hear some humour without the C word….

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