Transmission Distribution & Retail

We are upgrading our Transmission, Distribution & Retail (TD&R) assets to improve reliability, reduce costs and expand our grid capacity.

Current work

Devonshire Parish


National Stadium to Palmetto Road via Old Military Road

Progress:

Trench is on Old Military Road between entrance to DAme Marjorie Bean Hope Academy and the junction of Parsons Lane.

Approaching from Parsons Lane, Old Military Road is closed between Cedar Park Road and the entrance to Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy.


Devonshire Parish


Palmetto Road to Store Hill via Barker’s Hill Roundabout and North Shore Road

Progress:

Trench is open along North Shore Road between Barker’s Hill Roundabout and Loyal Hill.

Single Lane with traffic controls in place.

Advised detour routes on  Middle Road when available.


Warwick Parish


Camp Hill to Southampton Princess junction on Middle Road.

Progress:

Trench is progressing along Middle Road in the vicinity of Princess Hotel junction.

Advised detour routes on South Shore Road when available.

Middle Road, Southampton, will be closed between the stretch of Riviera Road and Rebecca Road from Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, 2022.


Upgrade Paths

Thank you for your patience as we upgrade our underground transmission cables.

As part of the transmission upgrade project, BELCO is replacing 40% of its current underground transmission cables that are over 50 years old. Nearly 25% of our cables have served Bermuda for over 60 years! These cables and other transmission and distribution assets are well beyond their useful lifespans, causing a higher number of faults, system vulnerability and higher maintenance costs.

Getting our grid ready for large-scale renewables

 

At this point in time, the grid is limited in its capacity to support large-scale generation from renewable resources. Our old cables and network were designed for central generation; they were not designed to accommodate generation from sources distributed across the network. The transmission cables serve as the backbone of the grid; thus their replacement represents a critical step in moving Bermuda towards its energy future.

TD&R upgrade construction project

The new cables are being installed in multi-service duct banks that will eliminate the need to dig up the roads for cable replacement in the foreseeable future.

Working closely with Works & Engineering and other utilities, the construction phase has been designed to complement Government’s future water and sewage plans.

Transmission cable replacements

Critical distribution infrastructure reinforcement

(i.e. schools and cell tower)

Grid modernisation projects, such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure