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Powerful Puerto Rico Legislator Urges Ending Luma Energy Deal

Aug. 19, 2022, 7:16 PM

Jenniffer Gonzalez, Puerto Rico’s sole representative to the US Congress and a potential gubernatorial candidate, said the commonwealth should cancel its landmark contract with Luma Energy amid growing anger over continuing blackouts.

In a Facebook video posted Friday, the influential legislator said the island’s Secretary of Justice should “evaluate the Luma contract and rescind it.” A Luma spokesperson said the company will publish a statement addressing Gonzalez’s concerns.

The company, a consortium of Atco Ltd. and Quanta Services Inc. working with Innovative Emergency Management Inc., won a 15-year deal in 2021 to operate and manage Puerto Rico’s transmission ...