July 1, 2014 at 5:01 p.m.

BELCO: Par-la-Ville substation to be completed this week

BELCO: Par-la-Ville substation to be completed this week
BELCO: Par-la-Ville substation to be completed this week

By Press release- | Comments: 0 | Leave a comment

Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) today explained that a new transformer, which was installed in the Par-la-Ville Substation on Sunday, will be fully commissioned by the end of this week.  Crews have been working long hours to complete the complex job as quickly as possible.

New equipment was required after a transformer fault caused an outage in Hamilton on Thursday, 26 June. The transformer fault may also have contributed to last night’s outage, which affected businesses on Queen Street, in and near the Bermudiana Arcade.

Last night’s outage was caused by a fault on a high voltage (HV) cable in the Par-la-Ville Substation. BELCO Energy Delivery investigators report that the HV cable may have been stressed by the transformer fault, although an inspection of substation equipment immediately after the 26 June outage did not indicate damage.  Energy Delivery continues to investigate the Par-la-Ville Substation equipment faults, while also inspecting equipment in BELCO’s other Hamilton substations.

Investigators emphasized that neither heat nor load on the electricity system were factors in the recent outages; yesterday’s peak system load was only 94.3 megawatts (MW) and the 2014 peak load to date is 100.5 MW, well below normal summertime peak loads and reflecting relatively moderate air temperatures to date.

BELCO apologises for the inconvenience and assures customers that every effort is being made to ensure that the electricity system is safe, secure and reliable.


Comments:

You must login to comment.

The Bermuda Sun bids farewell...

JUL 30, 2014: It marked the end of an era as our printers and collators produced the very last edition of the Bermuda Sun.

Events

April

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4

To Submit an Event Sign in first

Today's Events

No calendar events have been scheduled for today.