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 CMP restores service to 22,000 one day after tornadoes hit southern Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine, July 22, 2010, 9:30 p.m. — Crews from Central Maine Power Company (CMP) have restored service to more than 95 percent of those affected by Wednesday evening’s severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. CMP’s goal is to have power restored to all customers by Friday evening.


At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, fewer than 1,000 customer accounts remained without service – mostly in York County. At the peak of the storm Wednesday evening, an estimated 23,000 customer accounts were without service.


“We will have some crews working through the night, however some customers will be without service overnight,” said CMP spokesperson Gail Rice. “We will have a full complement of crews rolling first thing Friday morning, determined to reach our goal of completing restoration by Friday evening.”


A list of towns and roads likely to be without power overnight is on CMP’s web site at Scroll to “Our Company” on the right, then click on “Newsroom” to see the list of press releases.


About Central Maine Power Company (CMP): Central Maine Power Company, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. The company delivers about 9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually to more than 600,000 homes and businesses, representing about 80% of Maine’s annual consumer sales of electricity. The company has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction three times by J.D. Power and Associates. Iberdrola USA, part of the Spanish-based Iberdrola Group, serves nearly 3 million gas and electric customers in five northeastern states through six subsidiaries in the region including CMP. For more information, visit