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Algonquin Aims For Net-Zero By 2050 Target

Algonquin Aims For Net-Zero By 2050 Target

Canada-based Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp — which owns BELCO — announced its “commitment to a net-zero by 2050 target.” “This target is rooted in Algonquin’s purpose of sustaining energy and water for life and is a reflection of the Company’s track record of being a leader in the transition to a low-carbon... Read more of this article

BELCO Offers Apprenticeship Programme

BELCO Offers Apprenticeship Programme

BELCO today [Oct 4] announced the launch of the next era of its Apprenticeship Programme, with the four-year programme blending “technical training and academic study with work-based learning.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today announced the launch of the next era of its Apprenticeship Programme.... Read more of this article

BELCO Advisory On Hurricane Preparations

BELCO Advisory On Hurricane Preparations

BELCO provided an update on hurricane preparations, with the company saying that “assets will be 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, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on hurricane... Read more of this article

‘Sweet Pea’ Rescued From On Top Of Pole

‘Sweet Pea’ Rescued From On Top Of Pole

A cat named Sweet Pea was “successfully rescued” from a BELCO pole and returned home safely. Last night BELCO tweeted the video below saying, “Sometimes you find yourself in the strangest situations! It’s safe to say that Sweet Pea had one of those days today. But we’re happy to report that she was successfully rescued... Read more of this article

BELCO Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

BELCO Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

BELCO announced the recipients of the Company’s annual scholarship awards, with a total of approximately $200,000 awarded to 14 young Bermudians. A spokesperson said, “The scholarship recipients are as follows: “Jawonday Smith is the 2021 recipient of the C. Eugene Cox Post Graduate Environmental Studies and Sustainability Scholarship... Read more of this article

Trees Falling Is Leading Cause Of Outages

Trees Falling Is Leading Cause Of Outages

BELCO issued an advisory on tree trimming, reminding everyone that we are now in hurricane season and noting that “trees falling on power lines is the leading cause of power outages in Bermuda, especially during hurricanes.” “BELCO hires local landscaping companies to ensure trees are cut back near main line circuits along main roads... Read more of this article

BELCO To Host Online Public Forum On July 22

BELCO To Host Online Public Forum On July 22

BELCO will host an online public forum at 5.30 pm on Thursday [July 22], with the meeting set to be held by BELCO President Wayne Caines. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] announced that an online public forum will be held at 5.30 pm on Thursday, July 22nd. “BELCO President Wayne Caines will host the meeting... Read more of this article

BELCO Safety & Health At Work Day Memorial

BELCO Safety & Health At Work Day Memorial

In order to mark Safety and Health at Work Day, BELCO held a memorial yesterday to honour those employees who lost their lives while working at the company. A spokesperson said, “The employees who lost their lives in service to the company are as follows:James Trice Earl – October 28, 1928 Kenneth Packwood – June 9, 1930 Edward Hall... Read more of this article

Two New Speed Bumps On Cemetery Road

Two New Speed Bumps On Cemetery Road

BELCO advised that the Ministry of Public Works has installed two new speed bumps on Cemetery Road, and said that “motorists are advised to proceed with caution as they travel through the area.” BELCO President Wayne Caines commented: “Today, July 14th, we are honoring Safety and Health at Work Day which is observed in countries around... Read more of this article

Win A $500 BELCO Gift Voucher In Draw

Win A $500 BELCO Gift Voucher In Draw

BELCO customers that receive paperless bills are being entered into a draw for a $500 gift voucher, with the draw to take place on August 31. The BELCO website said, “Paper production uses enormous amounts of energy and water. It’s a major cause of deforestation, carbon emissions and climate change. “BELCO is committed to sustainability,... Read more of this article

BELCO Maintains ISO 14001:2015 Certification

BELCO Maintains ISO 14001:2015 Certification

BELCO has successfully maintained its certification to the ISO 14001:2015 Standard for Environmental Management Systems. A spokesperson said, “BELCO has been certified to the Standard since 2010. The registration renewal audit was carried out by Canada-based Certech Registration Inc. [Certech] between June 22-25. “The International Organization... Read more of this article

BELCO Replacing Some Underground Cables

BELCO Replacing Some Underground Cables

BELCO is “replacing 40% of its current underground transmission cables that are over 50 years old,” the company said today. Shelly Leman, Managing Director of Transmission, Distribution and Retail, said: “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] is upgrading the Company’s Transmission, Distribution & Retail [TD&R]... Read more of this article

“Fallout Of Soot From The North Power Station”

“Fallout Of Soot From The North Power Station”

[Updated] BELCO confirmed that “there had been a recent fallout of soot from the North Power Station [NPS] that affected area residents.” A spokesperson said, “BELCO’s Occupational Health Safety and Environment [OHSE] team and Company Managers are in regular communication with neighbouring residents and businesses and constantly... Read more of this article