BELCO Clarifies North Power Station Approvals

At the request of the Regulatory Authority, Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) today clarified statements concerning the approval process for the North Power Station (NPS).

BELCO submitted a proposal to the Regulatory Authority (RA) in 2017 for the construction of the NPS. In the proposal, BELCO said: “The NPS will consist of dual-fuel engines that will burn a combination of light fuel oil (‘LFO’) and heavy fuel oil (‘HFO’) from the time of first commissioning, as is the case with newer existing engines. The dual-fuel component will enable cost-effective conversion to natural gas should such become available in Bermuda in the future.”

The RA reviewed and approved BELCO’s proposal in its entirety for the approximate $118 million project to build the NPS and the battery system and no modifications were made to BELCO’s proposal.

BELCO’s first priority continues to be the safe, reliable supply of electricity to its customers.

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