The electrical current in Bermuda is 110 V, 60 Hz AC; i.e. same as the US and Canada. Flat, two-pronged plugs are in use.
European visitors will need to bring a hammer to force their rounded plugs into the sockets. Travellers from the UK (3-pronged plugs) will have to try even harder. Your hotel may be keener to see you again in Bermuda if you purchase an adapter for your appliances.
There is only one power station on the island. It’s operated by the Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) and is situated in Pembroke Parish on the outskirts of Hamilton. Furthermore, many power lines are over ground so the electricity supply is particularly vulnerable to nature’s wrath.
Power outages are a familiar part of island life. Hurricanes and severe storms frequently knock whole areas of the island off the grid. Fortunately, most hotels are well equipped to deal with such problems and have back-up generators to supply power until the main supply is restored.
If you’re staying in private accommodation, call 955 to report a power outage.
Power surges are also common in Bermuda. It’s advisable to bring a surge protector to protect your valuable electrical devices from voltage spikes, and unplug items when not in use.