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BELCO Provides Update Post Hurricane Lee

BELCO Provides Update Post Hurricane Lee

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has provided an update on power restoration efforts following the impacts from Hurricane Lee. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided an update on power restoration efforts following the impacts from Hurricane Lee. “As of 10am, there were 11,342... Read more of this article

BELCO Prepared For Hurricane Lee

BELCO Prepared For Hurricane Lee

BELCO today advised that they are ”prepared for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Lee,” noting that “if there are power outages as a result of Hurricane Lee, restoration crews will begin work as soon as it is declared safe to do so and continue until every customer has had power restored.” A spokesperson said, “BELCO’s... Read more of this article

BELCO Hurricane Lee Preparedness And Advice

BELCO Hurricane Lee Preparedness And Advice

BELCO today advised that preparations are being made for Hurricane Lee and offered advice for property owners in advance of the storm. A spokesperson said, “BELCO’s Crisis Management Team is meeting this afternoon to coordinate preparations ahead of possible impacts from Hurricane Lee and will continue to meet frequently until the storm has... Read more of this article

BELCO Provides Final Post Idalia Update

BELCO Provides Final Post Idalia Update

BELCO today provided a final update on power restoration efforts following post tropical cyclone Idalia, noting that approximately 75 customers remain without power as of this morning [Sept 4]. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided a final update on power restoration efforts following post tropical... Read more of this article

BELCO Provides Update On Power Restoration

BELCO Provides Update On Power Restoration

BELCO today provided an update on power restoration efforts following post tropical cyclone Idalia. A spokesperson said, “BELCO crews worked until midnight on Saturday, September 2nd and resumed work this morning to continue restoring power to approximately 540 customers who remained without power as of 1pm. “Customers are advised that as... Read more of this article

BELCO Provides Update On Hurricane Franklin

BELCO Provides Update On Hurricane Franklin

BELCO today provided an update on Hurricane Franklin which passed by Bermuda on Wednesday, August 30. Managing Director of Transmission, Distribution and Retail [TD&R] Shelly Leman said: “Our entire team at BELCO was well prepared for any possible impacts from Hurricane Franklin but thankfully Bermuda was spared the worst of the storm. While... Read more of this article

BELCO Advises Residents To Remain Prepared

BELCO Advises Residents To Remain Prepared

BELCO today advised that “preparations are being made for any impacts that Tropical Storm Franklin may bring and reminds residents to remain prepared as we approach the most active part of hurricane season.” A spokesperson said, “The most important action residents can take to prepare for a storm is to make sure trees on their property... Read more of this article

BELCO Signs On As Signature Learning Partner

BELCO Signs On As Signature Learning Partner

BELCO has committed their support to the Signature Learning Programs at Cedarbridge Academy and The Berkeley Institute. “As we prepare for the second year of Signature Learning in Bermuda’s Public School System[BPSS], what better way to celebrate than to welcome BELCO to the BPSS family, as yet another Signature Learning Partner,” said Minister... Read more of this article

BELCO Restore Power After Outage In West End

BELCO Restore Power After Outage In West End

BELCO confirmed there was a “fault on their transmission network” last night [Aug 12] resulting in approximately 11,400 customers in the western parishes temporarily losing power. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today advised that there was a fault on their transmission network last night resulting... Read more of this article

Collision Results In Power Outage In Devonshire

Collision Results In Power Outage In Devonshire

BELCO crews are on scene working to restore power following an outage in Devonshire this afternoon [August 6] that was caused by a van crashing into a pole. BELCO tweeted, “We are aware of an outage affecting a significant number of our customers in Devonshire due to a van collision with a pole near the intersection of Tee Street and South Road. “As... Read more of this article

BELCO Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

BELCO Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

BELCO today announced the recipients of the Company’s annual scholarship awards, with a total of $215,000 awarded to 19 young Bermudians. A spokesperson said, “William Gardner is the recipient of the Hon C. Eugene Cox Post Graduate Environmental Studies and Sustainability & Development Scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $25,000 for... Read more of this article

Public Reminded To Call BELCO Before Digging

Public Reminded To Call BELCO Before Digging

BELCO is reminding the public and contractors “to call before they dig or trench, especially when in the vicinity of visible BELCO infrastructure.” A spokesperson said, “Additionally, underground cables may exist even in areas where no BELCO infrastructure may be readily visible. “As a reminder, contacting BELCO before digging... Read more of this article

BELCO Outage & Road Closure On Wednesday

BELCO Outage & Road Closure On Wednesday

BELCO has “scheduled an outage that will be take place tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 9AM-5PM which will cause traffic disruptions.” A spokesperson said, “The outage is scheduled in Pembroke in the area of Rosemont Avenue, Pitts Bay Road and Between the Walls. Traffic controls will be in place as the road will be blocked... Read more of this article

T’Shun Basden Completes HETT Certification

T’Shun Basden Completes HETT Certification

BELCO apprentice mechanic T’Shun Basden has successfully completed an academic 35-week Heavy Truck and Transport [HETT] Certification Programme at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Canada. A spokesperson said, “T’Shun has been an apprentice mechanic in BELCO’s garage on the transport team since 2020. He was one of eight candidates interviewed... Read more of this article

BELCO & Regiment Hold Joint Training Session

BELCO & Regiment Hold Joint Training Session

[Updated with photos] BELCO staff recently participated in a hurricane restoration electrical safety training session with members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment as part of their “regular hurricane preparedness and safety planning and training.” A spokesperson said, “Kevin Masters, BELCO’s Manager, Operational Excellence, led... Read more of this article

RA Directed To ‘Commence Appropriate Actions’

RA Directed To ‘Commence Appropriate Actions’

[Updated] The Minister of Home Affairs received a letter from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources notifying him of “BELCO’s breach of the Clean Air Act 1991″ and he has directed “the Regulatory Authority to commence appropriate actions.” The June 30th official notices had an item titled ‘Direction to... Read more of this article