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RA Fee Increase To Be Applied Starting In May

RA Fee Increase To Be Applied Starting In May

The RA fee increase, as mandated by the RA, will be applied to bills beginning on May 1st, BELCO advised today. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] has advised customers that the Bermuda Regulatory Authority [RA] announced on Wednesday, April 14 that electricity fees paid to the RA [‘RA fee’] will temporarily increase. “The... Read more of this article

“RA’s Electricity Fees Will Temporarily Increase”

“RA’s Electricity Fees Will Temporarily Increase”

The RA’s “electricity fees will temporarily increase for the first time since 2016,” the Regulatory Authority said today. A spokesperson said, “To ensure the delivery of Bermuda’s first Integrated Resource Plan [IRP], which is intended to deliver 85% renewable energy by 2036, the RA’s electricity fees will temporarily increase for... Read more of this article

600+ Customers Lose Power In St George’s

600+ Customers Lose Power In St George’s

[Updated] Some residents in the east end are apparently spending their first ‘Stay at Home’ morning without power, with the BELCO map currently showing 648 customers without power in St George’s. We have asked BELCO for comment and will update as able. Update 11.25am: BELCO said: “An outage affecting +600 people in St. Georges... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Outage In Warwick

BELCO Working To Restore Outage In Warwick

BELCO crews are working to restore power outages in Warwick this evening [March 28], the company has confirmed. The company said, “We’re aware of current outages affecting parts of Warwick. Crews are onsite, working hard to restore power to affected areas. Please see http://belcooutages.bm to follow our progress. We appreciate your patience.” Screenshot... Read more of this article

BELCO Provides Update On Operations

BELCO Provides Update On Operations

BELCO provided an update on operations and information for customers now that Bermuda has entered new Covid-19 restrictions. A spokesperson said, “BELCO’s head office at 27 Serpentine Road will be open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5:00 pm for bill payments. Safety measures are in effect at our head office including mandatory face masks,... Read more of this article

BELCO Statement On Recent Power Outages

BELCO Statement On Recent Power Outages

[Updated with audio] BELCO addressed a number of recent outages that have affected customers across the island, saying there are two reasons for the recent outages. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today addressed a number of recent outages that have affected customers across the island. There are two distinct... Read more of this article

BELCO: Significant Outages, Working To Restore

BELCO: Significant Outages, Working To Restore

[Updating] BELCO confirmed there are “significant outages across the island due to a temporary loss of generation capacity” and said that ”crews are working hard to restore customers as quickly and as efficiently as possible.” Screenshot of the BELCO outage map as of 6.30pm today [view here on BELCO site]A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power After Outages

BELCO Working To Restore Power After Outages

The weather has caused a “series of outages island-wide” and BELCO have “restored many areas already and crews are working hard to restore power to remaining pockets as quickly as possible,” the company has said. The BWS had a Gale Warning in effect for this morning [March 8] with high winds affecting the island. BELCO tweeted,... Read more of this article

78 Solar Panels Installed At City Pump Station

78 Solar Panels Installed At City Pump Station

78 solar panels have been installed at the City of Hamilton’s Front Street pump station which is anticipated to “save the City more than $30,000 a year on electricity costs.” A spokesperson said, “This month the City of Hamilton oversaw the installation of 78 solar panels at its Front Street pump station which, it is anticipated,... Read more of this article

BELCO: Power Restored & Planned Outages

BELCO: Power Restored & Planned Outages

As of this morning [Jan 31] all customers have had power restored, BELCO confirmed, with the company adding that a result of damage to some infrastructure from the storm, they will “conduct two planned emergency outages” in the east end tomorrow [Feb 1]. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘All Mainline Customers Are Back Online’

BELCO: ‘All Mainline Customers Are Back Online’

[Updated] As of 2pm today [Jan 30] approximately 90 customers remain without power due to the winter storm, BELCO has confirmed. “BELCO crews are focusing on restoring branch lines as well as smaller outages. Areas of focus include St. George’s and Southampton with crews working from 8 am to midnight until all customers are restored,”... Read more of this article

BELCO Restoring Power After Winter Storm

BELCO Restoring Power After Winter Storm

As of 8:00am this morning [Jan 29] there were approximately 3,600 customers without power, BELCO has confirmed. BELCO Director of Communications and Culture Krista Barnes provided an update on outages as a result of the winter storm, saying: “BELCO crews continue to work to restore power across Bermuda following damage caused by the winter storm.... Read more of this article

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO crews are working hard to restore power after outages affected some customers in the central parishes. At approximately 6.45pm this evening, the company said, “We’re aware of current outages and, despite high winds, crews are onsite working hard to restore power to affected areas. We appreciate your patience.” Screenshots from... Read more of this article