Distribution & Retail
Replacement, Reinforcement & Modernisation
We are upgrading our Transmission, Distribution & Retail (TD&R) assets to improve reliability, reduce costs and expand our grid capacity.
We have started Belmont to Camp Hill in the West and began on March 1st, and is expected to continue until November 2021. These works are in Warwick only. Advised detour routes are South Shore Road and Harbour Road when available.
Start Date: MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2020
Trenching will begin from the bridge at Coney Island and continue along the Railway Trail to Fractious Street.
Start Date: MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020
Between the East and West Split of Ferry Road and down
the Hill to Echo Lane and Mullet Bay Road
Start Date: MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020
Harrington Sound Road between Lemington Caves and Paynter’s Road.
Start Date: MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020
Harrington Sound Road from Knapton Hill to Harrington Hundreds Road.
To avoid traffic delays, we suggest traveling along South Road or North Shore Road in Smith’s.
Start Date: May 25th, 2020
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.