San Juan, Nov 23 (EFE) .- Whitefish Energy, a company that won a controversial contract to lift the power line of Puerto Rico after the passage of hurricane Maria in September, confirmed today that the Electric Power Authority (AEE) made a "sufficient" payment of a debt of 83 million dollars.
As reported by the US company today in a statement press, on the afternoon of yesterday, Wednesday, the AEE "made a payment to Whitefish Energy that was enough to show the good faith objective" of the company to pay the company and its subcontractors for the work done.
Whitefish added that proudly this morning he resumed critical work on the 50900 transmission line, which will complete a "loop", which combined with previous repairs of lines 50100 and 50200, will allow PREPA to manage the flow of energy from the south to the north of the island and create redundancy for the centers of demand from the north, including the city of San Juan.
This process, according to Whitefish, was enhanced by the recent temporary interruptions of the electric flow, "which had nothing what to do with the jobs completed "by them in those energized lines.
This critical work on line 50900 is the type of task exclusively for helicopter access in which Specializes in Whitefish Energy, said the company.
Last Tuesday, the acting director of the AEE, Justo González, stated that the state company that he leads paid Whitefish Energy.
Gonzalez's clarifications follow Whitefish Energy's announcement that he is suspending his work in Puerto Rico because he owes 83 million dollars, a decision he gave to know by letter to the AEE.
González clarified that PREPA has received invoices by Whitefish Energy for an amount close to 25 million dollars and that amount has been already paid 13 million dollars.
So far, and according to the official website of the local government, status.pr, the Electric Power Authority has managed to "energize" 51.40% of the customers.