Central Maine Power Company, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336 (207) 622-NEWS
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CMP restoration focus shifts to southern and coastal counties
AUGUSTA, Maine, Dec. 14, 2008, 9:30 a.m. — Central Maine Power Co. reports that 86,000 customer accounts remain without power on Sunday morning. The company has restored power to nearly 135,000 customer accounts since Friday.
CMP has reached an important milestone of restoring service to all of its three-phase distribution system in its Portland and Brunswick service areas. The three-phase lines form the backbone of the company’s distribution network. Today, the company will continue working on the three-phase in York County, while it shifts its resources to service along second streets in rural and residential areas in the rest of its service area.
The company is expecting more than 100 lineworkers to reach the area today from Bangor Hydro Electric, Maine Public Service and from utilities in Michigan, New Brunswick, New York. More than 850 lineworkers and arborists will be in the field by later today with roughly an equal number of support personnel in the effort.
CMP expects to have power restored to all customers in communities served by its Augusta, Bridgton, and Rockland offices by Sunday evening.
Following is a list of outages by Service Center. Each Service Center includes the city or town listed, along with a dozen or more surrounding communities:
Next update: noon.
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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