It’s been two months since the people of Puerto Rico have had fully functioning power. However, Whitefish Energy Holdings, the small Montana firm that was supposed to be helping restore electricity to the island’s devastated power grid, has now decided to stop all work because Puerto Rico’s government has not paid…
A new report from the New York Times has uncovered the startling gap between what Whitefish Energy, the small energy company that was charged with rebuilding Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid, charged for its workers and what it actually paid.
The company tasked with repairing Puerto Rico’s power grid and restoring electricity to the island got into a public Twitter spat with the mayor of San Juan Wednesday after she said in an interview that the small Montana firm’s $300 million contract should be voided.
Puerto Rico’s power authority, PREPA, has awarded a lucrative contract to rebuild the island’s devastated power grid to a small, 2-year-old Montana firm that had only two full-time employees at the time Hurricane Maria hit, according to a report by the Washington Post.