Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Power Utility Officials

Utility officials from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands testified before the Senate Energy Committee on their role in Hurricanes Irma and Maria… read more

Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Power Utility Officials Utility officials from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands testified before the Senate Energy Committee on their role in Hurricanes Irma and Maria recovery efforts on the island territories. Among them was the executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) who defended his decision to grant a $300 million repair contract to the small Montana energy firm, Whitefish Energy. The company was under investigation by the FBI for allegedly over charging Puerto Rico’s power authority.

This was the second panel of this hearing. The first panel comprised the governors of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Puerto Rico Energy Commission. close

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  • Al Franken U.S. Senator (Class 2) [D] Minnesota
  • Mike Lee U.S. Senator (Class 3) [R] Utah
  • Joe Manchin U.S. Senator (Class 1) [D] West Virginia
  • Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senator (Class 3) [R] Alaska
  • Natalie Jaresko Executive Director Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
  • Jose Roman Morales Associate Commission and Interim President Puerto Rico Energy Commission
  • Ricardo Ramos Executive Director Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
  • Julio Rhymer Executive Director U.S. Virgin Islands->Water and Power Authority
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Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Power Utility Officials

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Program ID:
437192-2
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Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
SD-366, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 14, 2017 | 10:08pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Nov 15, 2017 | 4:12am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Nov 14, 2017 | 10:08pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 15, 2017 | 4:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
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