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Puerto Rico utility moves to scrap $300M Whitefish contract


October 30, 2017


Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The head of Puerto Rico’s power company said Sunday the agency is cancelling its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid scrutiny of the tiny Montana company’s role in restoring the island’s power system.

The announcement by Ricardo Ramos came hours after Gov. Ricardo Rossello urged the utility to scrap the deal for Whitefish’s help in rebuilding the electrical system from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria.

“It’s an enormous distraction,” Ramos said. “This was negatively impacting the work w...

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