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BELCO On December 2020 Island Wide Outage

BELCO On December 2020 Island Wide Outage

BELCO provided an update on the island wide power outage that occurred in December 2020, with the company saying they have “taken the necessary steps to prevent a similar future outage.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO or the Company] today provided an update on the December 18, 2020 outage report that... Read more of this article

Column: BELCO’s 2021 Earth Day Message

Column: BELCO’s 2021 Earth Day Message

[Column written by BELCO's Krista Barnes] It has been BELCO’s honour to provide electricity to the homes and businesses on this island for over a century. During that time, much has changed; consumption of electricity has grown exponentially and our system has been continually improved and adapted to meet the needs of our customers through those years,... Read more of this article

RA Fee Increase To Be Applied Starting In May

RA Fee Increase To Be Applied Starting In May

The RA fee increase, as mandated by the RA, will be applied to bills beginning on May 1st, BELCO advised today. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has advised customers that the Bermuda Regulatory Authority [RA] announced on Wednesday, April 14 that electricity fees paid to the RA [‘RA fee’] will temporarily increase. “The... Read more of this article

600+ Customers Lose Power In St George’s

600+ Customers Lose Power In St George’s

[Updated] Some residents in the east end are apparently spending their first ‘Stay at Home’ morning without power, with the BELCO map currently showing 648 customers without power in St George’s. We have asked BELCO for comment and will update as able. Update 11.25am: BELCO said: “An outage affecting +600 people in St. Georges... Read more of this article

BELCO’s Main Office To Close To Walk-Ins

BELCO’s Main Office To Close To Walk-Ins

Starting tomorrow [April 13], BELCO’s head office at 27 Serpentine Road will be closed. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on operations and information for customers when Bermuda enters the recently announced ‘Stay at Home’ order. Beginning Tuesday, 13th April 2021, BELCO’s head... Read more of this article

BELCO Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

BELCO Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

BELCO advised that applications are now being accepted for the Company’s scholarship opportunities that are available to Bermudian students, with a number of different scholarships on offer valued up to $25,000 per year. A spokesperson said, “The scholarships will be awarded to prospective employees of the Company who will attend school and... Read more of this article

BELCO: Exercise Caution When Flying Kites

BELCO: Exercise Caution When Flying Kites

BELCO is advising the public to “exercise caution when flying kites around the island.” “When most people think of kite flying, they might think of the tradition of making a paper kite and a fun activity,” stated Shelly Leman, Managing Director of Transmission, Distribution and Retail. “What might not be immediately at the forefront... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Outage In Warwick

BELCO Working To Restore Outage In Warwick

BELCO crews are working to restore power outages in Warwick this evening [March 28], the company has confirmed. The company said, “We’re aware of current outages affecting parts of Warwick. Crews are onsite, working hard to restore power to affected areas. Please see http://belcooutages.bm to follow our progress. We appreciate your patience.” Screenshot... Read more of this article

BELCO Provides Update On Operations

BELCO Provides Update On Operations

BELCO provided an update on operations and information for customers now that Bermuda has entered new Covid-19 restrictions. A spokesperson said, “BELCO’s head office at 27 Serpentine Road will be open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5:00 pm for bill payments. Safety measures are in effect at our head office including mandatory face masks,... Read more of this article

RA: Order Sent To BELCO To Produce Analysis

RA: Order Sent To BELCO To Produce Analysis

The Regulatory Authority said they would like to address what they called the “inaccuracy of BELCO’s recent public statement that a ‘completed report’ regarding the root cause of the island-wide power outage in December 2020 has been submitted to the RA.” A statement earlier this week from BELCO said “On December 18th... Read more of this article

BELCO Statement On Recent Power Outages

BELCO Statement On Recent Power Outages

[Updated with audio] BELCO addressed a number of recent outages that have affected customers across the island, saying there are two reasons for the recent outages. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today addressed a number of recent outages that have affected customers across the island. There are two distinct... Read more of this article

BELCO: Significant Outages, Working To Restore

BELCO: Significant Outages, Working To Restore

[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]A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

BELCO Announces Management Appointments

BELCO Announces Management Appointments

BELCO President Dennis Pimentel is leaving the company in June 2021, Ascendant President Wayne Caines will assume the additional role of BELCO President, Shelly Leman has been appointed Managing Director of Transmission, Distribution and Retail, and Nadir Wade has been appointed Managing Director of Bulk Generation. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric... Read more of this article