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A tiny company got a $300 million contract to rebuild Puerto Rico's grid

Whitefish Energy workers in Puerto Rico. Photo: Ramon Espinosa / AP

Whitefish Energy, a tiny Montana company, has been granted a massive $300 million contract by Puerto Rico's main electric utility to help rebuild the island's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria's devastation, per The Washington Post.

Why this matters: The Post called the hiring of a small for-profit company like Whitefish "unusual" and said it's drawing scrutiny from Congress. Whitefish had only two full-time employees on the day Maria hit Puerto Rico but claimed it is prepared to meet the challenges of the contract by hiring short-term workers at a rapid pace.