SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Whitefish Energy Holdings today issued the following statement:
"Whitefish Energy has been working in Puerto Rico since October 2. We were tasked to rebuild and repair transmission and distribution lines. Since October 2, more than 325 men and women have worked tirelessly in the mountains, sometimes under perilous conditions, to help restore power to the Puerto Rican people. More workers stand ready to help as soon as equipment can be unloaded and the back log at the ports can be cleared.
The work that we have been performing in Puerto Rico is vital, and our team will continue to treat this project with the utmost urgency and importance. Throughout our work on the ground, we have provided daily updates for anyone who has been interested in the progress being made. The decision to work together only days after the hurricane hit the island has allowed the PREPA and Whitefish teams to mobilize quickly to make positive impacts. Together, we have worked tirelessly to repair some of the hardest-to-reach areas of the island, which has been greatly appreciated by many residents. This progress simply would not have been possible without starting work immediately.
Our workers continue diligently working night and day to restore power to the people of Puerto Rico as fast as humanly possible, under very difficult conditions, which have been made all the more perilous by uninformed reporting of rumors and innuendo. There have been some incidents of misdirected anger at our people, some of whom have even had bottles and rocks thrown at them. Whatever questions and concerns interested parties may have about our agreement with PREPA, we respectfully ask that our workers on the ground be allowed to go about their important work unimpeded.
We plan to cooperate with any and all information requests from Congress, the Federal Oversight and Management Board (FOMB), FEMA, or other appropriate governmental bodies, and look forward to the facts coming to light. We are very proud of the work we are doing to restore power to the people of Puerto Rico under very difficult circumstances, and we respectfully ask that others await the facts before jumping to misinformed conclusions. We have one simple goal – to restore power to Puerto Rico as quickly and efficiently as possible.
While there is intense scrutiny on us to deliver, we will not fail at this mission, and we will not let down the people of Puerto Rico."
SOURCE Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC