Financing issues interrupt electrical grid rehabilitation in Puerto Rico

While Puerto Rico continues to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a new hurdle has appeared as Whitefish Energy has stopped their work in the territory. Whitefish Energy has been working with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to reconstruct over 100 miles of downed transmission lines, however, on Monday November 20, the Montana-based company released a statement explaining that payments from PREPA had been delayed causing Whitefish Energy and its subcontractors to stand down “until PREPA pays for approved work already completed”. CEO of Whitefish Energy, Andrew Techmanski, also stated in the release that the shortfall...

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