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BELCO: ‘Working To Diagnose & Fix The Issues’

BELCO: ‘Working To Diagnose & Fix The Issues’

BELCO advised that contractors installed new equipment at the North Power Station, with the company noting they have been working “to diagnose and fix the issues to ensure the plant operates as efficiently and cleanly as possible.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today advised that engineering contractor... Read more of this article

Greenrock Commend Clean Air Coalition

Greenrock Commend Clean Air Coalition

“Greenrock would like to congratulate the local residents and business leaders who have formed the Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC], an activist group, aimed at raising awareness about the grave implications caused by BELCO’s stacks and machinery,” Greenrock Chairman Eugene Dean said. Mr Dean said, “For years area residents have experienced... Read more of this article

Clean Air Coalition Aims To Bring Awareness

Clean Air Coalition Aims To Bring Awareness

A new group  — the Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC] — has formed and it is aimed at “bringing awareness of the grave implications caused by BELCO’s stacks and machinery to the public and BELCO’s staff, management, owners, and shareholders.” A spokesperson said, “Local residents and business leaders have formed the Bermuda... Read more of this article

BELCO: Hurricane Paulette & Teddy Restoration

BELCO: Hurricane Paulette & Teddy Restoration

BELCO today [Sept 23] advised that work continues to repair damaged infrastructure following Hurricanes Paulette and Teddy. A spokesperson said, “BELCO today advised that work continues to repair damaged infrastructure following Hurricanes Paulette and Teddy. “During the rest of this week and into next week, customers may experience an interruption... Read more of this article

BELCO Crews ‘On Stand By To Respond’

BELCO Crews ‘On Stand By To Respond’

BELCO said that “preparations have been made in advance of Hurricane Teddy and BELCO crews will be on stand-by to respond to any outages and begin repairs as soon as it is safe to do so once the storm has passed.” A spokesperson said, “BELCO is closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Teddy. Preparations have been made in advance of... Read more of this article

250 Without Power: BELCO Working To Restore

250 Without Power: BELCO Working To Restore

BELCO said that approximately 250 customers remain without power, and any customers left without power should call BELCO on 955 if they have not already done so. A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews continue to work to restore power across Bermuda following damage caused by Hurricane Paulette. “Approximately 250 customers remain without power and it... Read more of this article

706 Without Power: BELCO Working To Restore

706 Without Power: BELCO Working To Restore

[Updated] As of 4.00pm this afternoon [Sept 16], power has been restored to approximately 24,000 customers with work continuing to reconnect the remaining approximately 830 customers without power. A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews continue to work to restore power across Bermuda following damage caused by Hurricane Paulette. “As of 4:00... Read more of this article

BELCO Retirees Join Restoration Effort

BELCO Retirees Join Restoration Effort

Following Hurricane Paulette, BELCO retirees have joined the restoration effort, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to help lighten the load. Just over 25,000 people lost power in the hurricane — about 70% of the island – and the BELCO crews quickly started to restore power, and as of this writing, there are around 2,000 customers... Read more of this article

BELCO Restore Power To Over 20,000 So Far

BELCO Restore Power To Over 20,000 So Far

As of 1.00pm today [Sept 15], power has been restored to approximately 20,000 customers with work continuing to reconnect the remaining approximately 5,000 without power. A spokesperson said, “Hurricane Paulette has now moved away from Bermuda and BELCO Crews are working to restore power across the island. “As of 1:00 pm today, power has been restored... Read more of this article

22,847 Customers Without Power As Of 7.00am

22,847 Customers Without Power As Of 7.00am

As of 7:00am today [Sept 14] a total of 22,847 customers are without power due to Hurricane Paulette, BELCO has confirmed. A spokesperson said, “Hurricane Paulette continues to affect Bermuda with strong winds, rain and dangerous conditions. “BELCO is aware of a number of outages across the island and crews will not begin work to repair... Read more of this article

BELCO Monitoring Tropical Storm Paulette

BELCO Monitoring Tropical Storm Paulette

BELCO said their crisis management team will “meet regularly and closely monitor the approach of Tropical Storm Paulette,” adding that “assets are being put in place before the arrival of the storm so that once it has passed any restoration efforts can proceed quickly and efficiently.” A spokesperson said, “Forecasters... Read more of this article

BELCO Engages Company To Test Emissions

BELCO Engages Company To Test Emissions

BELCO  has engaged a company to test the emissions from the North Power Station, and said they will be carrying out tests this week “which may result in smoke and potentially soot being emitted from the North Power Station exhaust stack.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today advised that Burmeister... Read more of this article

Minister & Engineer Visit Affected Residents

Minister & Engineer Visit Affected Residents

On Friday afternoon [Aug 14] Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Dr. Geoff Smith – environmental engineer for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] – visited some of the home owners in the St. John’s Road, Pembroke area directly affected by BELCO emissions. “I was keen to see and hear for myself the concerns of those... Read more of this article