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BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

According to the BELCO outage map, hundreds of customers have lost power and the company said a crew has been dispatched and is working to restore power. This evening, BELCO company tweeted, “We are aware of an outage in Hamilton Parish in the area of Sleepy Hollow Drive. Our crew has been dispatched & is working to restore power. To ensure... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power In Sandys

BELCO Working To Restore Power In Sandys

BELCOs crews are working to restore power in Sandys after an outage this evening [Oct 4]. This evening the company tweeted, “We are aware of an outage affecting some of our customers in Sandy’s Parish in the area of Butterfield Lane. Our crew has been dispatched and is working to restore power. To ensure safety, exercise caution when driving... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power In St. David’s

BELCO Working To Restore Power In St. David’s

BELCOs crews are working to restore power in St. David’s after an outage today [Oct 3]. This morning, company tweeted, “We are aware of an outage affecting customers in St. David’s. Our crew is working to restore power. To ensure safety, exercise caution when driving or riding past our working crews. We thank you for your patience... Read more of this article

Truck ‘Entangled In Cables,’ 350 Lose Power

Truck ‘Entangled In Cables,’ 350 Lose Power

[Updated] Approximately 350 residents lost power after a “tractor trailer became entangled in telecommunications cable” on South Road in Devonshire today [Sept 16] and a BELCO crew is on scene working to restore power. BELCO tweeted the photo below, saying: “Shortly after 11am a tractor trailer became entangled in telecommunications cables... Read more of this article

BELCO Working To Restore Power After Outage

BELCO Working To Restore Power After Outage

[Updated] BELCO crews are working to restore power after an outage in the Southampton/Warwick area today [Sept 1]. A BELCO spokesperson said, “We are aware of an outage affecting a large number of our customers in Warwick Parish. Our crew has been dispatched and is working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. To ensure safety, exercise... Read more of this article

Column: Wayne Caines On North Power Station

Column: Wayne Caines On North Power Station

[Opinion column written by BELCO President Wayne Caines] As the most recent and final fossil-fueled power plant ever to be built in Bermuda, BELCO’s North Power Station [NPS] has presented some unforeseen challenges for those residing in the surrounding area. The NPS entered the planning phase almost two decades ago to bridge the gap between our fossil-fueled... Read more of this article

Transformational Living Centre Using Solar Power

Transformational Living Centre Using Solar Power

The Transformational Living Centre [TLC] for Families is now utilizing solar power which they said “will provide most of the energy required to power their electrical needs.” A spokesperson said, “Gil Nolan, operations manager of Sunny Side Solar and Nick Hutchings, a volunteer for the non-profit solar company that donated the solar panels... Read more of this article

Column: Caines On BELCO, Apology & More

Column: Caines On BELCO, Apology & More

[Opinion column written by Wayne Caines] As Bermuda’s sole provider of electricity, we at BELCO take our responsibility to the community seriously – not only in terms of providing safe, reliable power, but also to take every measure possible to minimise the impacts of our operations on our environment and community. It was unfortunate that we recently... Read more of this article

RA: ‘Critical Deficiencies’ Contributed To Outage

RA: ‘Critical Deficiencies’ Contributed To Outage

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority released its review into the island-wide power outage in December 2020, noting that it “identified several critical deficiencies which contributed to the outage.” A spokesperson said, “Following the island-wide power outage in December 2020, the RA has completed its review of the incident at the BELCO... Read more of this article

Video: BELCO Upgrading With Subsea Cables

Video: BELCO Upgrading With Subsea Cables

[Written by Don Burgess] BELCO is laying subsea cables as part of its island-wide transmission upgrades this month. A company spokesperson said, “The subsea cables are critical to BELCO’s transmission infrastructure for the island’s east end. This will assist BELCO in moving forward with our commitment to increasing the amount of... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Harness The Power Of The Sun’

Column: ‘Harness The Power Of The Sun’

[Opinion column written by David Gumbs & Dr. James Fletcher] Across the Caribbean, except for oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago, electricity is already among the most expensive in the world — and it is only getting more expensive. In Saint Lucia, electricity prices have almost doubled in the past 30 years, and in the other countries in the region that... Read more of this article

Crews Working To Restore Power In Paget

Crews Working To Restore Power In Paget

BELCO crews are working to restore power after an outage in the Paget area today [May 30]. This morning, BELCO tweeted, “Paget Outage Alert. We are aware that some of our customers in the Paget area are experiencing an outage. Our crews are commencing restoration efforts. For the safety of the motoring public, pedestrians & our team, please exercise... Read more of this article

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Legislation to create a regulatory sandbox will “allow innovators in the energy sector both the physical and legislative space to carry out their development and testing of technologies,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 20] the Minister said, “Today I am tabling the Bill entitled... Read more of this article