Bermuda’s Electricity System is at a critical crossroad.
After decades of service, our infrastructure and network are in urgent need of upgrades.
Three major upgrade projects are proposed, which will increase reliability, stabilize rates, create jobs, decrease environmental impact, bring economic benefits to the Island, expand renewable energy sources and introduce value-added services for our customers.
BELCO is installing advanced meters to improve the efficiency and reliability of electricity service.
Why build it?
We need to replace 50% of our generation capacity in order to ensure Bermuda maintains a reliable, safe and cost effective electricity supply into the future.
Build new, dual-fuel, high efficiency replacement generators.
TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION:
Overhead and underground cables and infrastructure are an essential part of the system that delivers electricity to your homes and businesses. These cables are key in supporting future development in Bermuda.
Replace underground transmission cables, upgrade distribution assets and facilities and implement advanced metering technology.
WHY SWITCH FUELS?
Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and due to the vast gas fields being developed around the World it will be cheaper than fuel oil in the decades to come.
Introduce natural gas to Bermuda through a competitive LNG procurement process, with appropriate governance oversight.
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