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‘Average Reduction Across All Groups Of 1.6%’

‘Average Reduction Across All Groups Of 1.6%’

“Based on the information provided in the RA’s order to BELCO, new retail rates are expected to yield an average reduction across all customer groups of 1.6%,” Minister Walter Roban said. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter Roban has responded favourably to the Regulatory Authority’s... Read more of this article

RA Reduces Retail Tariff, Lifts 5G Moratorium

RA Reduces Retail Tariff, Lifts 5G Moratorium

The Regulatory Authority announced that it has reduced the Retail Tariff for the second year in a row, and has lifted the moratorium to “allow 5G technology to be deployed in Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority [the RA] is mandated by law to:1. promote and preserve competition in Bermuda;2. promote the development... Read more of this article

Minister On Dalton E. Tucker Power Outage

Minister On Dalton E. Tucker Power Outage

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain has released a statement regarding a power outage at Dalton E. Tucker Primary School this afternoon [May 13]. Minister Rabain shared, “Unfortunately, around 12 noon today Dalton E Tucker Primary School experienced a power outage. “BELCO was immediately contacted to rectify the issue; however, the decision was... Read more of this article

BELCO On December 2020 Island Wide Outage

BELCO On December 2020 Island Wide Outage

BELCO provided an update on the island wide power outage that occurred in December 2020, with the company saying they have “taken the necessary steps to prevent a similar future outage.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO or the Company] today provided an update on the December 18, 2020 outage report that... Read more of this article

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