Live Updates: Island Wide Power Outage

February 3, 2023 | 19 Comments

[Updating] There is what BELCO has termed a “mass-outage affecting the island” right now [Feb 3] and BELCO said “crews are currently working to restore power.” We — who also lost our phone connection — will update as able. The police have noted that “with traffic lights out due to the island wide power outage police officers are being positioned at major junctions.”

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  1. Tom says:

    Don’t forget to plug your electric cars in !

    • puzzled says:

      Good one Tom.

    • Fritz says:

      Just today, I commented on bernews Instagram post about the new electric buses. My question was how is belco going to deal with these new vehicles on the grid and the stress they will inflict on it. lol.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Connect your inverter to the EV 12DC outlet & PRESTO! You have 120VAC.

  2. Burtcoin says:

    Lol! All these dumb woke people don’t think about stuff like that. Lmao!

  3. Burtcoin says:

    Government ordering another 40 electric buses. Lmao!

  4. Noel Ashford says:

    Lol is it too much to ask the CEO to say “ASK” vs “AXE” questions – two very different things :)

    Not good ref the outage. I guess there is not much redundancy @ Belco – should they not have 2x generation capacity vs 1.4x… ?

  5. Greg says:

    What an utter, utter mess. Years of under-investment, a lack of a recovery plan and a hopeless, hopeless Government who are equally culpable.

    How much has this cost Bermuda?

    Time to go Wayne. Time to go Burt.

  6. Question says:

    Obviously, with an ex-PLP minister running Belco after being fired from his ministerial post, it’s a cozy relationship. Hence Weeks is already saying he thinks the Belco response is ‘excellent’ while the whole country still sits here with no power.
    The RA will have a sham ‘investigation’ and absolutely nothing will happen.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Caines is nothing but window dressing for BELCO. Good optics for the locals to feel good about. Nothing more.

      Doubt if he knows the difference between VDC & VAC.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Since late ’98 a lot of incompetents were appointed to boards and hired by companies that previously would never have had them , all for the sake of being seen as ‘good corporate citizens’ .
        Look where it got them .

  7. Ringmaster says:

    Talk about fourth world status. Who is the Chairman? Says it all. Just like the airlines, no information for the customer, don’t care. PLP owns this.

  8. lizard says:

    Greg -excellent point. Canadians are know to be the cheapest people in the world thus the term TAC -for the younger generation that mean Tight Ass Canadians. They have never done anything good for Bda. and now BELCO.
    Our roads are in 3rd world condition because of them, the householders wont benefit from this major disruption – all it’s going to take is for a pole to fall and your out of electricity, or as today, taking short-cuts…….surprise they didnt blame it on “high winds” -usually the case.

    • Tucker says:

      Typical, ignorant’re blaming Canada for the poor state of Bermuda? How pathetic of you.

    • BDABOY says:

      Here’s one for you:

      DAB – Dumb assed Bermudians….the same ones who sold BELCO to Canada…dumb assed AF.

  9. Mark says:

    Oh thank you so much master caines. When? When will
    We have enough of belco? When will we have enough of this government? It’s shameful that we let them rape us like this and say thank you for returning our lights. What was the vote? Shame on all of you

  10. Goproonayoyo says:

    Only in Bermuda would the PLP pass as a functioning governing party. How the hey did a disgraced minister end up running BELCO anyway? Oh yeah… $$$$$

  11. lizard says:

    There Caines goes again praising the BELCO staff for doing their job or if they had done their job in the 1st place, this may not have happened.
    Incompetant the lot.

  12. Dejavu says:

    You people get what you voted for lol. This is what happens when you vote based on race not if someone can actually do the job. The seniors voted plp into power but keep their heads buried in the sand. Every one of you should be ashamed that you’ve ruined Bermuda forever. Thankfully I moved my family to a real country

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