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CMP launches campaign to help feed Maine’s hungry

AUGUSTA, ME – Nov. 24, 2009 – Central Maine Power Company (CMP) is offering customers a chance to help feed Maine’s hungry this holiday season. From now until Christmas, CMP will make a donation to the Good Shepherd Food Bank for every customer who signs up for the utility’s eBill electronic billing service.


“The holidays are a season for giving, and CMP and its customers have a long history of teaming up to help the less fortunate this time of year,” says CMP spokesman John Carroll. “By signing up for eBill, our customers can help to feed hungry people across Maine, and at the same time, reap the benefits of a free, fast, convenient, and secure payment option.”


 CMP’s eBill service allows customers to view and pay their bills in a secure, online system. Customers can access up to 12 previous months’ bills, receive e-mail reminders when their bill is due, set up automatic payments, and help the environment by reducing paper waste. Customers who wish to print a paper copy for their records can do that as well.


Customers can sign up for eBill by going to CMP’s Web site at


The campaign to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank is just one of a number of community-service initiatives at CMP this year. Others include the utility’s sixth annual Community Mitten Drive to gather new mittens, hats, and gloves for delivery to area schools; a new scholarship program at the University of Maine’s School of Electrical Engineering Technology; the annual donation of award-winning books to public and school libraries throughout its service area; and a cash contribution to Friends of Casco Bay.


About CMP: Central Maine Power operates more than 25,000 miles of power lines and other facilities that deliver electricity to 80 percent of Maine’s population. Web site: