• The Star Staff

UTIER warns of secret deal to privatize PREPA


By The Star Staff


The Irrigation & Electrical Industry Workers Union (UTIER), the main union of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) workers, filed a petition Tuesday at the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau opposing attempts by the Public Private Partnership (P3) Authority to keep confidential documents related to a contract that would put the island energy utility’s transmission and distribution system under a private operator.


The Energy Bureau on June 9 granted a confidentiality request filed by the P3 Authority on May 18. UTIER President Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo said the P3 request was filed in May, but it was not until June 9 that the union found out about the secrecy request because the P3 Authority’s initial request does not appear on the regulator’s records.


Read more about this article in our issue today...

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

© The San Juan Daily Star 

icono.png