October 26, 2021

Whitefish Energy CEO reflects on herculean effort

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By LYNNETTE HINTZE From Daily Inter Lakee Andy Techmanski had his eye on the weather reports coming out of the Caribbean in early September last year as his crew was wrapping up two power-line projects in the state of Washington. Hurricane Irma had just delivered its powerful punch to a band of islands, including Puerto […]

IEEFA: Puerto Rico’s proposed electricity turnaround banks largely on hope


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From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – A report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (Prepa) rate increases are unsustainable and that in all likelihood will further damage the commonwealth’s already reeling economy. “They need to be stopped,” the entity said in a statement. Prepa’s […]

Donahue’s Alix Gets $6.7M contract extension

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BY PHILIPE SCHOENE ROURA AND EVA LLORENS VÉLEZ From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – On the heels of what was described as a rather drawn-out meeting punctuated by several sticking points, the Puerto Rico Electric Authority’s (Prepa) board voted to extend the contract of AlixPartners, headed by Lisa Donahue, to the tune of $6.713 million. The […]

Toxic Ash: A Caribbean time bomb Part 3 – Puerto Rico and EPA amend AES contract behind closed doors

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By Omar Alfonso From CARIBBEAN360 This is the final part of a three-part investigative series produced by Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, in collaboration with La Perla del Sur newspaper, about the environmental and health threat posed by coal ash in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. On a summer day in 2015, the […]

IEEFA Study finds Puerto Rico Power Company’s Debt restructuring inadequate

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Sees missed opportunities in wind, solar and energy efficiency Archbishop Roberto González Nieves and Others Endorse Findings of Report on PREPA SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis released a report today concluding that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is being overly generous with bondholders in its […]

Bad things happen in the dark [See Editor’s Note –this story mirrors Cayman Islands]

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By Dante Alighieri Disparte From International Policy Digest Home to around 42 million people and 28 island nations and territories; the Caribbean has a hard time competing for resources on the global stage. Yet, this region of the world is a veritable microcosm of the many challenges and opportunities facing the wider world. No area […]