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Central Maine Power completes upgrades in Freeport

                                        
AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov. 14, 2008 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) has completed upgrades to its substation and electricity delivery system in Freeport.

“These enhancements were needed to accommodate business and residential growth in Freeport,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “Our crews upgraded a transformer and added a fourth circuit position in the substation. They also installed communications equipment that will allow us to minimize the number of customer outages should an incident like a motor vehicle accident require us to disrupt power.”

Earlier this year, workers extended one distribution line and added another to ease the growing load on the three circuits that have been operating out of the substation.

“These system betterments will allow us to provide safe, reliable service to Freeport’s retailers, other businesses, and residents in the community for years to come,” says Carroll.


About CMP: Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Energy East Corporation, operates more than 25,000 miles of power lines and other facilities that deliver electricity to 80 percent of Maine’s population. Web site: www.cmpco.com.
About Energy East: Energy East Corporation is a respected, super-regional energy services and delivery company serving about 3 million customers throughout upstate New York and New England. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally responsible manner, Energy East will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve.

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