Puerto Rico PREPA CEO: Whitefish contract “not canceled as of yet”

Puerto Rico’s power authority is working to cancel a controversial contract it awarded to a small Montana-based utility company.

Ricardo Ramos, the CEO of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, said he is “asking for a resolution” that would allow for the cancellation of the contract with Whitefish Energy.

The $300 million deal with the two-year-old company has drawn widespread scrutiny. Whitefish, which was tasked with helping to restore power to parts of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, had few employees before Hurricane Maria hit.

Ramos said during a Sunday press conference that the contract is “not canceled as of yet,” adding that it requires 30 days of prior notice. He said he will need to talk to the firm.