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Environmental Awareness

Long before Bermuda's Clean Air Act (which has higher standards than North America) was put into place in 1993, BELCO monitored the air emissions (such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide) exiting our smoke stacks.
BELCO continually tests and monitors its air emissions to make sure they are within all standards. Also, when the East Power Station was built and later expanded, taller chimney stacks were built to better disperse emissions. However, since BELCO's Head Office and Generation facility are located in a residential area of the Island, air emissions are not the only concern. Reducing and controlling water, noise and solid-waste pollution is also important.
In the 1980s, when the East Power Station was built, multi-layered walls were included to minimise the amount of engine noise that could be heard outside the building. The vibrations of the engines were also reduced significantly with the installation of air-mount foundations, which absorb much of the vibrations coming from the engines. A similar process was followed during the 1999-2000 generation expansion.
In June 1997, BELCO's Oily Waste Water Facility was officially opened. This facility treats oily waste water or products which contain oily water from anywhere in BELCO's operation. The oil is separated from the water through various steps and sent overseas for disposal. The clean water is then returned to the ground water system.
BELCO also takes great pride in recycling whenever possible. BELCO is a member of the Bermuda Recycling Partnership, working with Government to recycle tin, aluminum, glass, batteries and shredded paper. Certain employees are responsible for collecting used equipment and material from around the plant. The material is then separated into categories, such as copper, aluminum, rock, wood and cable, and most is sent overseas for recycling.
BELCO takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and works to instill this same sense of responsibility in its employees. For example, some of our plant personnel are trained in oil spill response and clean-up and hazardous-chemical storage and handling.

In 2010, BELCO became the first company in Bermuda to earn ISO14001 Certification for its Environmental Management System. Certification by independent auditors means that BELCO has met the highest international standards and committed to continual environmental improvement.  External auditors will continue to visit BELCO to make sure that it is maintaining and improving its environmental performance.

Long before Bermuda's Clean Air Act (which has higher standards than North America) was put into place in 1993, BELCO monitored the air emissions (such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide) exiting our stacks.

BELCO continually tests and monitors its air emissions to make sure they are within all standards. Also, when the East Power Station was built and later expanded, taller chimney stacks were built to better disperse emissions. However, since BELCO's Head Office and Generation facility are located in a residential area of the Island, air emissions are not the only concern. Reducing and controlling water, noise and solid-waste pollution is also important.

In the 1980s, when the East Power Station was built, multi-layered walls were included to minimise the amount of engine noise that could be heard outside the building. The vibrations of the engines were also reduced significantly with the installation of air-mount foundations, which absorb much of the vibrations coming from the engines. A similar process was followed during the 1999-2000 generation expansion.

In June 1997, BELCO's Oily Waste Water Facility was officially opened. This facility treats oily waste water or products which contain oily water from anywhere in BELCO's operation. The oil is separated from the water through various steps and sent overseas for disposal. The clean water is returned to the ground water system.

BELCO also takes great pride in recycling . BELCO is a member of the Bermuda Recycling Partnership, working with Government to recycle tin, aluminum, glass, batteries and shredded paper, as well as used equipment and material from around the plant. The material is then separated into categories, such as copper, aluminum, rock, wood and cable, and most is sent overseas for recycling.

BELCO takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and works to instill this same sense of responsibility in its employees. For example, some of our plant personnel are trained in oil spill response and clean-up and hazardous-chemical storage and handling.

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