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Puerto Rico governor orders probe of discovery of hurricane recovery materials

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Puerto Rico's governor has ordered an investigation of materials discovered in a warehouse belonging to the U.S. territory's electric authority that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said are critical to restoring power following September's Hurricane Maria. Show More Summary

3+ months after Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria, sparking outrage among islanders who accuse the government of mismanaging its response to the Category 4 storm.

Officials: Nearly half of Puerto Rico clients without power

Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said 55 percent of … Click to Continue »

Puerto Rico’s Power Struggle

Amid a confusing tangle of overlapping authorities, shady contracts, and a push for privatization, nobody knows what the end of the island’s electricity and humanitarian crises will look like, or when it will come.

Parts of Puerto Rico Won’t Have Power for 8 Months. What’s the Holdup?

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Questions for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority on the power failures on the island.

Chief Of Puerto Rico's Power Authority Resigns Under Fire

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

A continuing controversy over a $300 million contract with a small Montana electrical firm to restore power in Puerto Rico was one of many "distractions," says the island's governor.

Head of Puerto Rico power authority resigns

The head of Puerto Rico's power authority has resigned amid a scandal over efforts to restore electricity to the hurricane-hit island, its governor announced Friday. Governor Ricardo Rossello told a news conference that Ricardo Ramos...Show More Summary

Whitefish Energy Fleeced Puerto Rico During Recovery Efforts: Report

A new report suggests the Montana company wildly overcharged for its services. On Sunday night, The New York Times reported that novice energy firm Whitefish Energy was wildly overcharging the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) for the hourly rate it paid line workers. Show More Summary

Whitefish Energy charged Puerto Rico $319 per hour for linemen — then paid them $63 per hour: report

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

On Sunday night, The New York Times reported that novice energy firm Whitefish Energy was wildly overcharging the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) for the hourly rate it paid line workers. Whitefish Energy Holdings only had two employees when it was awarded a $300 million contract to...

Puerto Rico calls on U.S. utilities to help restore power

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Executive Director Ricardo Ramos sent a letter on Tuesday to utility industry trade groups requesting assistance from U.S. mainland utilities, they said. Restoration of power on the island will now shift toward other utilities and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after the Puerto Rican government removed a small Montana contractor.

Puerto Rico's path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exit

Efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria are shifting as the island's utility and its regulators, along with U.S. authorities, removed a key contractor and moved to triple the funding of another. Show More Summary

Puerto Rico Cancels Whitefish Energy Contract

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is canceling its controversial $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings to restore the island's hurricane-ravaged electrical grid, officials announced Sunday. Ricardo Ramos, executive director of PREPA, said at a press conference he would honor Puerto Rican Gov. Show More Summary

Facing scrutiny, Puerto Rico to cancel plum power restoration contract

Puerto Rico is scrapping a deal with a tiny American firm that fell under intense scrutiny after it nabbed a lucrative contract to restore electricity to the storm-ravaged island, the head of its power authority said Sunday. RicardoShow More Summary

Puerto Rico electric power authority cancels Whitefish energy deal

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WASHINGTON ? Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is canceling its controversial $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings to restore the island’s power, officials announced Sunday. Read moreinking Blogs | Comments

Whitefish Energy fired from Puerto Rico power restoration deal after leak of dodgy FEMA contract

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Puerto Rico’s municipal power company the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA) canceled its deal with Montana-based Whitefish Energy after the group’s “shocking” contract with FEMA leaked to the media. The Hill reported Sunday that PREPA rejected the $300 million...

Puerto Rico’s Governor is pushing to have Whitefish Energy’s $300 million contract revoked

On Sunday, NBC News reported that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has asked the board of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to cancel their contract with Whitefish Energy. It’s now been over a month since Hurricane Maria knocked out power across the entire island of Puerto Rico, and thousands of residents are still struggling […]

FEMA: We Have 'Significant Concerns' Over Whitefish Contract In Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday became the latest party to question Puerto Rico Power Authority’s decision to award Whitefish Energy a $300 million contract to restore the island’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid...

FEMA: We Have 'Significant Concerns' Over Whitefish Contract In Puerto Rico

The agency said Friday that it's looking into Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's business deal with the Montana-based energy firm.

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