Electricity

With its corporate headquarters located in Belize City, the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) is the dominant provider of electricity in the country of Belize. Belize, like the United States uses 110 Volts A.C.

Services provided:

  • Premise Inspection
  • New Connections to premise
  • Relocation of Service
  • Premise Disconnection – closing of account – refund of deposit
  • Disconnection – nonpayment of arrears – reconnection
  • Temporary Connection (T/C)
  • Temporary Power supply
  • Temporary Lighting – streamers, outlets, etc
  • Compensation for claims of damaged goods, equipment, appliances
  • Special Rereading of Meter – Customer Benefit
  • Meter Changes – customer request
  • Relocation of Meter
  • Cost estimate – rural premises
  • Service Upgrade
  • Tree-trimming (if power lines are affected)
  • Work services – Installation of HV, LVlines
  • Installation of Transformer Accessories
  • Utility Trouble Service Maintenance

Consumption Rates

Over 75 per cent of residential customers consume below 500 kWh per month. Changes to the commercial tariff structure arealso being proposed, which will result in a 2 per cent average increase in rates for customers under this category. For industrial customers, BEL is proposing to remove the off-peak and peak charges and replace these changes with the flat rate per kWh as noted in Table 1 of the proposed Tariff Schedule below:

Table 1: Proposed Rates for Tariff Classes

Tariff Class Consumption Current Tariff ($) Proposed Tariff($)

Social Rate Customers

Flat Rate 4.00 4.00
0000- 0050 kWh 0.26 0.26

 

Residential Customers

Service Charge 10.00  
Flat Rate - 5.00
0000- 0050 kWh 0.29 0.35
0051- 0200 kWh 0.41 0.44
Above 0200 kWh 0.46 0.47

 

Commercial Customers

Service Charge 100.00 100.00
00,000- 10,000 kWh 0.44 0.45
10,000- 20,000 kWh 0.43 0.44
Above20,000 kWh 0.42 0.43

 

Industrial 1 Customers

Service Charge 100.00 100.00
Demand Charge per KVA/Month 35.00 35.00
Off-peak energy rate per kWh 0.32 0.33
Peak energy (6p.m. 9 p.m.Mon - Fri) 0.46 0.33

 

Industrial 2 Customers

Service Charge 100.00 100.00
Demand Charge per KVA/Month 21.00 21.00
Off-Peak Energy Rate per kWh 0.26 0.28
Peak Energy Rate per kWh 0.46 0.28

 

Street Lights

Street Lighting 0.52 0.55

Residential (Include small commercial less than 2,500 kWh/ Month)
Commercial (Commercial greater than 2,500 kWh/Month)
Industrial 1 (Using greater than 30,000 kWh/ Month)
Industrial 2 (Avg.Peak Load of 1.5 MW & Greater)

For Further Information Contact:
Belize Electricity Limited
2 1/2 Northern Highway
Belize City, Belize
Telephone: +(501) 227-0954
Fax: +(501) 223-0891
Email: pr@bel.com.bz


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