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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

BELCO Leads Electrical Safety Training

BELCO Leads Electrical Safety Training

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] recently led a group of first responders in electrical safety training at Warwick Camp. BELCO tweeted the photos below, saying: “Public safety is our number one priority. Last week, at Warwick Camp, we led a group of first responders in electrical safety training to ensure everyone has the knowledge they... Read more of this article

Fubler & Trott Receive Completion Certificates

Fubler & Trott Receive Completion Certificates

BELCO congratulated George Fubler and Stevon Trott for completing the BELCO Apprenticeship Programme and being awarded Certificates of Completion from the Department of Workforce Development.“The BELCO Apprenticeship is a four/five-year programme that includes 1.5 – 2.5 years of overseas schooling, with the remainder of time spent training... Read more of this article

Trench Work, Lane Closure In Southampton

Trench Work, Lane Closure In Southampton

Due to trench work on Middle Road in Southampton there will be a one lane closure — that will mainly affect the eastbound lane — from May 31st, 2021 through to October 1st, 2021. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the motoring public that BELCO will be undergoing trench work on Middle Road in... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Outage In St David’s

BELCO Working To Restore Outage In St David’s

BELCO crews are currently working to restore a power outage in St. David’s this afternoon [May 21]. BELCO tweeted, “There’s currently an outage affecting power to a small number of residential units in St. David’s. Crews have been dispatched to the area.” According to the outage list on the BELCO website, 909 customers... Read more of this article

Column: Wayne Caines On BELCO, Electricity

Column: Wayne Caines On BELCO, Electricity

[Opinion column written by Wayne Caines] Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] has one primary objective – to supply our customers with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. Our ultimate goal is to become a renewable energy company and we are working steadily towards that goal. My personal commitment to the people of Bermuda – our valued customers... Read more of this article