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Public Notices:

Your Role

Your best defense against bad weather conditions is to be prepared. At BELCO, we have procedures in place to ensure the most efficient restoration of power once storm warnings are issued. We want you and your family to be prepared too. To help minimise the risk of a power outage in your area, there are a few simple steps you can take:

  • Trim trees close to power lines. If a tree limb is dangerously close to a power line, call BELCO at 299-2800 and we will arrange a time to turn your power off while you or your tree trimming service cut the trees back safely. Remember to prepare well in advance as we will not be able to handle these requests in the hours immediately before a storm strikes.
  • Stock up on non-perishable food items, batteries, candles and other necessary items.

When a Storm is Imminent

  • Unplug all appliances and electronic equipment that are not protected by surge protection equipment. It is also wise to unhook the CableVision cable from your television. Leave one light on in the event of a power outage, so that you will be able to tell when power has been restored.
  • Ensure that you have sufficient water stored for an extended power outage. Fill your bathtub and other additional containers with water.

During a Storm

  • Please do not call BELCO to report a power outage. Our restoration crews cannot begin to restore power in hurricane-force winds or storm conditions. However, do call BELCO in the event of emergency or life-threatening situations, i.e. downed power lines, as these calls will be handled immediately. In the event of downed wires, we can switch off power on that line from our central control room.
  • As the storm progresses, we will know immediately when large areas have lost power through our internal supervisory control system.

After a Storm

  • It is BELCO's policy to restore main line circuits first, especially those which supply the Island's essential services.
  • When the winds have subsided, please check with your neighbours to see if they have called BELCO to report a power outage in your area. If they have, it is not necessary to call us, as we will already know that your area is affected.
  • Your call to BELCO will be most useful should you find that power has been restored to your neighbours, but not to you.
  • Should you find that a light bulb is extremely bright, turn off your power at the meter and call BELCO.

StreetLight Reporting

Three ways to report:

Use our interactive map

Email streetlights@belco.bm

  • Phone 955

Tree Trimming Requests

For tree trimming related service interruption requests:

Read BELCO's Tree Trimming Policy.

BELCO Service Rules

Emergency Plan For Public

BELCO Certifications

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