November 18, 2017
The head of Puerto Rico’s electric power authority is stepping down amid questions about the island’s slow repairs following Hurricane Maria.
Ricardo Ramos resigned Friday, just days after the governor declared power had been restored to 50 percent of the island. The executive came under fire after he approved a $300 Million dollar contract with a small energy company to repair the island’s damaged grid.
Ramos reportedly said his decision to resign was personal and unrelated to recent media coverage.
However, sources say the island’s governor was frustrated with Ramos, reportedly calling him a “distraction” and saying his position was “unsustainable.”