November 17, 2017 / 5:13 PM / a year ago

Puerto Rico utility head Ramos resigns - government source

Nov 17 (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico’s troubled utility has resigned following the slow restoration of power after Hurricane Maria, according to a government source.

Ricardo Ramos, who was named head of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority in 2016, has resigned from the indebted utility amid the utility’s difficulty in restoring power to the island and criticism over controversial contracts.

Maria knocked out power to all 3.4 million residents in the U.S. territory in late September, and only about half the island has been restored. (Reporting By Nick Brown and Jessica Resnick Ault in New York)

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