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BELCO Mark Health, Safety & Environment Day

BELCO Mark Health, Safety & Environment Day

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] marked Occupational Health, Safety and Environment [OHSE] Day. A spokesperson said, “OHSE Day is an annual training day for employees and this year the theme is “The Life Saving Behaviour of Safety Controls.” “The day began with a service to remember the 18 BELCO workers who have lost their... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power After Outage

BELCO Working To Restore Power After Outage

[Written by Don Burgess] BELCO advises affected residents to unplug their sensitive equipment due to an outage affecting parts of the island. Customers in multiple parishes reported on Facebook that they had lost power. Some only suffered a brief off-and-on-again outage.  At 4:50 pm, there were just over 800 people without electricity, according to... Read more of this article

BELCO Kite Safety Poster Winners Announced

BELCO Kite Safety Poster Winners Announced

BELCO announced the winners of its 35th annual Kite Safety Poster Campaign, with Raelyn Robinson, Antonia Walker, and Anna Neururer all earning awards. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today announced the winners of the annual Kite Safety Poster Campaign. The competition, now in its 35th year, was open to Primary... Read more of this article

BELCO Kite Poster Deadline On March 15

BELCO Kite Poster Deadline On March 15

BELCO reminded the public to submit entries for their annual Kite Safety Poster competition by March 15th. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO or the Company] today reminds the public that the deadline for entries for the Company’s annual Kite Safety Poster competition is Friday, March 15, 2024. “The competition... Read more of this article

BELCO Celebrates International Women’s Day

BELCO Celebrates International Women’s Day

BELCO is recognising International Women’s Day by celebrating the women of BELCO. A spokesperson said, “BELCO is committed to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive company culture and is focused on maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity in our relationships with our stakeholders, including our team, our... Read more of this article

BELCO Now Accepting Scholarships Applications

BELCO Now Accepting Scholarships Applications

BELCO advised that applications are now being accepted for the Company’s scholarship opportunities that are available to Bermudian students. A spokesperson said, “The application process opens today, 1 March 2024, and closes on 30 April 2024. There are several scholarships and awards available that will be awarded to prospective employees of the... Read more of this article

BELCO Opens Kite Safety Poster Contest

BELCO Opens Kite Safety Poster Contest

BELCO announced the Company’s annual Kite Safety Poster competition is open for entries until Friday, March 15th, with the best overall poster winner set to receive a $500 toy voucher and a $500 BELCO voucher, while most beautiful poster and best kite safety message winners will each receive a $250 toy voucher. A spokesperson said, “The competition... Read more of this article

BELCO Honors, Pays Tribute To Eugene Cox

BELCO Honors, Pays Tribute To Eugene Cox

BELCO commemorated Black History Month by recognizing the late Eugene Cox. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO or the Company] is celebrating Black History Month by recognising the contributions of the Company’s outstanding Black leader, the Hon. Eugene Cox, JP, MP, who, despite many obstacles, went on to change... Read more of this article

BELCO Support Northlands Odyssey Programme

BELCO Support Northlands Odyssey Programme

BELCO announced a partnership with Northlands Primary School to support their Odyssey Programme, an afterschool club that meets once a week. A spokesperson said, “The Odyssey Programme is an afterschool club that meets once a week. The club provides an opportunity for students to engage in weekly activities with BELCO staff who provide students... Read more of this article

BELCO Work On Mainlines In Devonshire

BELCO Work On Mainlines In Devonshire

An improvement to BELCO’s mainlines occurred this week. The scheduled outage happened between 8 am and 5 pm in Devonshire and Paget parishes yesterday, with a large BELCO crew scene working on Middle Road. A spokesperson said, “This outage is necessary in order for us to carry out refurbishment and/or maintenance of our mainlines as part of our... Read more of this article

Draw To Win $500 With BELCO E-Billing

Draw To Win $500 With BELCO E-Billing

In an effort to reduce paper use, BELCO has launched a campaign to encourage more customers to opt for electronic bills, with all paperless billing customers to be entered into a draw to win a $500 BELCO gift voucher. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today announced the launch of an ebilling campaign which... Read more of this article

BELCO Earns Second EEI Response Award

BELCO Earns Second EEI Response Award

BELCO has been announced as a recipient of an Edison Electric Institute [EEI] Emergency Response Award for restoration efforts following Hurricane Lee and Post Tropical Cyclone Idalia, marking BELCO’s second Emergency Response Award. A spokesperson said, “The Emergency Response Awards recognise recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies... Read more of this article

RA Approve Reduction In BELCO FAR Rate

RA Approve Reduction In BELCO FAR Rate

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority [RA] announced the “approval of a reduction in the Fuel Adjustment Rate [FAR] from the existing rate of 24.5 cents per kilowatt hour [kWh] to 18.4 cents per kWh, effective January 1st.” A spokesperson said, “This decision follows a comprehensive evaluation of BELCO’s 2024 Q1 FAR submission indicating... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Starts Inquiry Into BELCO

Regulatory Authority Starts Inquiry Into BELCO

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [RA] announced the “commencement of an inquiry into the operations of the Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO].” A spokesperson said, “The RA, entrusted with a mandate focused on consumer protection, stakeholder interests, and overall investment welfare, has raised substantial concerns... Read more of this article

Column: Deciphering Your BELCO Bills

Column: Deciphering Your BELCO Bills

[Column written by Denise DeMoura] People all over Bermuda feel helpless about confusing BELCO bills. They trigger many emotions since we know that most of us can’t get our electricity anywhere else. Feeling that electricity rates are out of our control, and getting even more expensive, causes anxiety. We feel powerless against such a large corporation... Read more of this article

Algonquin Announces Q3 Financial Results

Algonquin Announces Q3 Financial Results

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp — the Canadian company that owns BELCO — reported their financial results for the 2023 third quarter. A spokesperson said, “Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023. All amounts are shown in United States dollars unless otherwise... Read more of this article