Transmission Distribution & Retail
We are upgrading our Transmission, Distribution & Retail (TD&R) assets to improve reliability, reduce costs and expand our grid capacity.
Fractious Street to Harrington Sound Road
Trench is progressing towards Paynter’s Road and Harrington Substation
Harrington Sound Road between Harrington Sound Hill and Flatts, Middle Road
Trench is progressing towards Lolly’s Well area.
Advised detour routes on Harrington Hundreds Road or Knapton Hill when available.
Top of Store Hill, Middle Road to Flatts Hill
Trenching on Store Hill is complete and is progressing down Middle Road.
Advised detour routes on Store Hill when available.
Belmont substation to Camp Hill on Middle Road.
Trench is progressing past “the Hub” complex and approaching “Haywards” complex.
Advised detour routes are South Shore Road and Harbour Road when available.
Morgan’s Point to Evans Bay Road via Middle Road
Trenching on Middle Road from George’s Bay Road is progressing.
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)