PREPA OKs $300M Puerto Rico Grid Repair ContractDavid Wagman | October 19, 2017
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Board of Governors approved a $300 million agreement with Whitefish Energy for work related to restoring the island's electric grid, which was badly damaged in September during Hurricane Maria.
Montana-based Whitefish has been working for PREPA since Sept. 26 to repair and reconstruct electrical transmission infrastructure on the island. (Read "PREPA Taps Whitefish for Puerto Rico Grid Rebuild.")
Three hundred Whitefish Energy employees and subcontractors have temporarily relocated to Puerto Rico. Whitefish Energy is mobilizing an additional 700 people to support work aimed at restoring power to Puerto Rico as quickly as possible.
Whitefish says it and PREPA crews have already repaired "several miles" of key transmission and distribution lines, bringing the team "within days" of energizing and restoring power to multiple Puerto Rico towns and communities.