Puerto Rico's path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exit

Puerto Rico's path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exitEfforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria are shifting as the island’s utility and its regulators, along with U.S. authorities, removed a tiny Montana contractor and moved to triple the funding of another. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is leading the federal power restoration effort, said it planned to boost the size of a contract awarded to Fluor Corp by $ 600 million, to $ 840 million, pending available funds. Additionally, Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) made its first request for help from U.S. mainland utilities, known as mutual assistance, since the hurricane knocked out power to the island nearly six weeks ago.



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