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BELCO Working To Restore Power Outages

BELCO Working To Restore Power Outages

BELCO crews are working to restore power outages affecting customers in parishes including Devonshire and Pembroke, the company confirmed. A post on BELCO’s X account said, “We are aware of an outage affecting a significant number of our customers in Devonshire in the Parsons Lane area and in Pembroke in the Pitts Bay Road area. Crews... Read more of this article

Minister Considering Legal Action About FAR

Minister Considering Legal Action About FAR

The RA will stand by its original provisional decision on the Fuel Adjustment Rate [FAR], Minister Roban said, adding that “therefore legal action must be considered to address this decision” as the increase “is not in the public’s best interests” and “does nothing but cause hardship.” BELCO previously advised... Read more of this article

Ministry Comment On Fuel Adjustment Rate

Ministry Comment On Fuel Adjustment Rate

The Ministry noted that “only 4 cents of the fuel adjustment rate [FAR] represents government taxes,” the Government “has no direct involvement in setting the rate of the FAR,” with the Minister stating that “notwithstanding the minimal impact government taxes have on the fuel price, I am deeply concerned by the almost... Read more of this article

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

City Installs Over 54 Streetlights In Past Year

City Installs Over 54 Streetlights In Past Year

The City of Hamilton recently “completed a large installment of streetlights as part of its robust Street Lighting Programme.” A spokesperson said, “Over the past year, the City has installed over 54 streetlights, supporting goals established in the City’s Strategic Plan, namely: To ensure the City of Hamilton is a safe and healthy... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On LED Light Bulb Initiative

Video: Minister On LED Light Bulb Initiative

[Updated] Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban is holding a press conference this morning [Aug 14] to provide an update on the LED Light Bulb Initiative. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the replay is below Update 3.05pm: 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 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

Amendments For Energy Regulatory Sandbox

Amendments For Energy Regulatory Sandbox

“Bermuda has taken a significant step towards sustainable energy development with the introduction of the Electricity Amendment Act 2022 [Consequential Amendments] Regulations 2023,” said Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban regarding the act, which went into effect on 9th May 2023. “This Act paved the way for introducing the Electricity... Read more of this article

BELCO Offer $500 Prize For E-Billing Users

BELCO Offer $500 Prize For E-Billing Users

In honour of Earth Day, BELCO announced a prize draw for a $500 BELCO gift certificate for customers who use e-billing. A spokesperson said, “BELCO is committed to sustainability and is working to change the Company’s business practices including reducing paper use. Every month more than 12,400 bills are printed and mailed, and customers can... Read more of this article

Government Issues RFQ For 150,000 LED Bulbs

Government Issues RFQ For 150,000 LED Bulbs

The Government has issued a Request for Quotations [RFQ] for supply, store and delivery of 150,000 LED bulbs. The Government website said, “This Request for Quotations [RFQ] is an invitation by the Government of Bermuda to prospective respondents to submit non-binding quotations for Supply, Store and Delivery of 150,000 LED bulbs, as further described... Read more of this article

Column: Caines On BELCO, Neighbours, More

Column: Caines On BELCO, Neighbours, More

[Opinion column written by BELCO President Wayne Caines] At BELCO, our entire team cares about the challenges our neighbours have faced since the commissioning of the North Power Station [NPS]. Our staff are also a part of this community – they live and work here, and we have built relationships with our neighbours over the years. Our Occupational... Read more of this article

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO Crews Working To Restore Power

BELCO crews been dispatched and are working to restore power following outages caused by the high winds this evening [March 7], with the outage list showing around 120 customers out as of just before 10pm. The Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] previously issued a Gale Warning valid for late this afternoon until Wednesday morning and noted that “an... Read more of this article

Minister: LED Bulbs To Create Savings For Public

Minister: LED Bulbs To Create Savings For Public

The LED initiative “proposes to distribute an initial 150,000 LED light bulbs over the coming months to the Bermuda public,” Minister Walter Roban said, adding that they are bringing in enough bulbs so “that each household can have four” and “for four bulbs, that savings is about $592 over their usable lifespans –... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Statement On Power Outage

Regulatory Authority Statement On Power Outage

“Such a national inconvenience is never a good thing and the best that can be done now is to use what transpired to reduce the risk of future events,”  the Regulatory Authority said following the island-wide power outage on Friday. The Regulatory Authority [Chief Executive Abayomi Carmichael said, “On Friday afternoon, every Bermuda... Read more of this article