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Whitefish Energy completes restoration work in Puerto Rico

Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC said Dec. 6 that it has completed its projects to repair transmission lines and the electric grid in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

As of Whitefish Energy's completion of its work Nov. 30, overall power restoration stood at 65.6%, the company said in a news release.

Whitefish Energy deployed 550 crew members and 600 pieces of heavy equipment to the island. Along with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Whitefish Energy completed the restoration of three 230-kV power lines, including the 50900 transmission line that runs from the south side of the island into the greater San Juan metropolitan area, two 115-kV lines and one 38-kV transmission line.

As the first contractor in Puerto Rico after the storm, Whitefish Energy noted that its priority was the main 230-kV lines that covered mountainous terrain.

Over the course of that 200 miles of repair work, Whitefish Energy teams replaced nearly 50 towers, inventoried parts for salvage and reuse, replaced nearly 120 poles and completed corrective action on at least 200 other transmission structures, according to a Dec. 6 news release.