Documents: Puerto Rico utility ignored advice on repair deal


Matthew Daly, Associated Press Updated 10:49 am, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 …

Cuomo: NY utility workers arrive in Puerto Rico to help restore power | Eye on NY

More than 160 private and public utility experts arrived in Puerto Rico Monday to assist power restoration efforts on the island. The electrical crews were deployed by the New York Power Authority, AVANGRID (the parent company of NYSEG and RG&E), Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., Con Edison, National Grid and …

Cuomo Sends NYS Utility Workers To Puerto Rico, Slams Federal Response « CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that the state is sending hundreds of utility workers and trucks to Puerto Rico to fix the country’s electrical grid. The grid is still out from Hurricane Maria. The New York fleet will include 350 utility workers and …

Puerto Rico’s electric utility likely to get emergency manager amid criticism over contract to small Montana firm

New aerial footage from the U.S. National Weather Service shows the scale of damage wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Almost five weeks since the hurricane struck, 80 percent of residents remain without power. (US National Weather Service (NWS) via Storyful) Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board is moving to …

Congressional committees probe Puerto Rico contract award

In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 photo, a helicopter from Whitefish Energy Holdings flies to power line towers for repairs after the passing of Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The storm’s path was ideal for taking down the entire grid. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press) By Matthew Daly | AP By Matthew Daly | AP …

From Montana to Puerto Rico, a Small Firm Strikes a Powerful Deal

Mr. Bhatia said the authority did not appear to have made any open requests for proposals, to have performed any regular background checks or to have followed normal safeguards and checks before awarding the contract.The House Committee on Natural Resources said on Tuesday that it was looking into the contract. …

Puerto Rico power contract a local issue: White House

By Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly | AP By Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly | AP October 28 at 2:48 AM WASHINGTON — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico’s power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior …

Whitefish CEO Defends Puerto Rico Deal, Says Critics on ‘Witch Hunt’

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The CEO of Whitefish Energy, the small Montana company under intense scrutiny for an up to $300 million contract to help restore power to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, said that he first made contact with officials on the island through the social networking site LinkedIn — and …