"House Panels Investigating $300M Puerto Rico Power Grid Contract"

"Two House committees and a federal watchdog have started investigating a $300 million repair contract that Puerto Rico’s electricity utility signed with a Montana company.

The probes come amid growing questions in Puerto Rico and the mainland about how Whitefish Energy Holdings, which had only two employees before Hurricane Maria decimated the island, got the contract, and how it is managing the task of restoring electricity to millions of residents who have been without power for more than a month.

Whitefish had little experience in repairing electricity infrastructure. Its CEO, Andrew Techmanski, is from the same town as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the two know each other, but they have denied that Zinke played any role in Whitefish getting the no-bid contract."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill October 26, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 10/27/2017