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Column: Wayne Caines On North Power Station

Column: Wayne Caines On North Power Station

[Opinion column written by BELCO President Wayne Caines] As the most recent and final fossil-fueled power plant ever to be built in Bermuda, BELCO’s North Power Station [NPS] has presented some unforeseen challenges for those residing in the surrounding area. The NPS entered the planning phase almost two decades ago to bridge the gap between our fossil-fueled... Read more of this article

BELCO: Smiths Parish Trenching Advisory

BELCO: Smiths Parish Trenching Advisory

BELCO advised that crews will be continuing work on Harrington Sound Road in Smith’s from August 15 to September 9. A spokesperson said, “The work in Smiths involves opening up holes to pull cables through the newly installed conduits and there will be a temporary single lane road closure. Work will take place between the hours of 9:00am to... Read more of this article

OBA: Govt Needs To ‘Get A Grip’ On Issues

OBA: Govt Needs To ‘Get A Grip’ On Issues

[Updated] “The Government needs to get a grip on these serious issues,” Shadow Minister for Home Affairs & Legal Affairs Scott Pearman said in regards to the ongoing concerns with BELCO. Mr Pearman said, “The conclusion by Bermuda’s Regulatory Authority [RA] that BELCO has been actively misleading the public about the newly built... Read more of this article

BELCO And Aircare To Open Late On Tuesday

BELCO And Aircare To Open Late On Tuesday

The BELCO cashiers and the Aircare Parts Department will open late on of Tuesday [Aug 9] “due to a Company meeting,” both businesses announced today. BELCO A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has announced that the BELCO Cashiers located in the lobby of the Company’s head office at 27 Serpentine Road... Read more of this article

RA  Accuses BELCO Of ‘Misleading The Public’

RA Accuses BELCO Of ‘Misleading The Public’

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [RA] has issued a public statement to caution BELCO for what they said was “misleading the public”, with the RA alleging that BELCO has made “concerted” efforts to misinform. A spokesperson said, “In response to public outcries regarding ongoing soot emissions in the local community,... Read more of this article

Column: Caines On BELCO, Apology & More

Column: Caines On BELCO, Apology & More

[Opinion column written by Wayne Caines] As Bermuda’s sole provider of electricity, we at BELCO take our responsibility to the community seriously – not only in terms of providing safe, reliable power, but also to take every measure possible to minimise the impacts of our operations on our environment and community. It was unfortunate that we recently... Read more of this article

RA: ‘Critical Deficiencies’ Contributed To Outage

RA: ‘Critical Deficiencies’ Contributed To Outage

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority released its review into the island-wide power outage in December 2020, noting that it “identified several critical deficiencies which contributed to the outage.” A spokesperson said, “Following the island-wide power outage in December 2020, the RA has completed its review of the incident at the BELCO... Read more of this article

Stiffer Penalties, Restitution To Area Residents

Stiffer Penalties, Restitution To Area Residents

“It’s time for government to legislate a uniformed and equal approach to restitution for Pembroke residents who are being negatively impacted by the BELCO’s North Power Plant,” OBA MP Susan Jackson said. Ms Jackson — the MP for Pembroke South West — said, “Cleaning up clean air laws and imposing stiffer penalties for emissions... Read more of this article

Minister On BELCO Emissions Complaints

Minister On BELCO Emissions Complaints

“I am aware of the numerous justifiable complaints concerning the unacceptable situation area residents and businesses face from BELCO’s emissions,” said the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban, following incidents of soot impacting neighbouring areas. “We can and must do better to protect the health and safety of those in... Read more of this article

BELCO Hires 20 Summer Student Interns

BELCO Hires 20 Summer Student Interns

BELCO announced the hiring of 20 summer student interns, noting that it is “the largest number of interns ever hired for summer work experience.” A spokesperson said, “The interns are gaining work experience in various departments including Human Resources, Bulk Generation, Communications and Sustainability, Transmission, Distribution... Read more of this article

‘Can Expect Increase In Their Energy Bills’

‘Can Expect Increase In Their Energy Bills’

BELCO said “customers can expect to see an increase in their energy bills beginning with the July billing cycle” which is “as a result of rising fuel prices and a consequential adjustment made to the Fuel Adjustment Rate [FAR].” The company’s website said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] customers... Read more of this article

Video: BELCO Upgrading With Subsea Cables

Video: BELCO Upgrading With Subsea Cables

[Written by Don Burgess] BELCO is laying subsea cables as part of its island-wide transmission upgrades this month. A company spokesperson said, “The subsea cables are critical to BELCO’s transmission infrastructure for the island’s east end. This will assist BELCO in moving forward with our commitment to increasing the amount of... Read more of this article

BCAC Launch Survey On BELCO Impact

BCAC Launch Survey On BELCO Impact

The Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC] launched an online survey, saying it ”takes just 5 minutes to report issues in the survey, and will greatly increase the BCAC’s ability to hold BELCO accountable while pushing for cleaner power generation to the benefit of all Bermudians.” A spokesperson said, “Currently, BELCO decides who is... Read more of this article