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CMP On Track for Saturday Night Wrap-up 

AUGUSTA, Maine, April 2, 2011 (noon)—Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports that fewer than 4,000 customers are still without power as of noon today. The company expects to restore power to all customers by late Saturday. The storm caused more than 70,000 outages with a peak of more than 25,000 customers at mid-day on Friday. CMP lineworkers and contractors are moving into communities with remaining outages as work in completed in other parts of the company’s service area.


Here is a complete list of outages by county:


County                     Outages
Androscoggin                   116
Cumberland                    73
Franklin                    13
Hancock                   131
Kennebec                   428
Knox                   725
Lincoln                   792
Penobscot                    22
Sagadahoc                   315
Somerset                   284
Waldo                1,077
Total                3,976

 The company urges customers to use caution if they see downed lines. CMP also reminds drivers to use caution when approaching utility crews in the roadway.

To report outages, customers should call the toll-free outage hotline: 1-800-696-1000. Additional information on storm safety can be found on CMP’s web site at

CMP will also issue storm updates on Twitter. People can follow CMP by going to


Next update: 5 p.m.

About CMP and Iberdrola USA: CMP, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution company, serving more than 600,000 customers. The company has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction three times by J.D. Power and Associates. Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company with more than 2.4 million customers in upstate New York and New England. We are a team of dedicated individuals working as one to deliver value to our customers, employees and shareholders. By providing outstanding customer service and exceptional reliability, while holding safety and the environment in high regard, we aspire to be a world-class energy company.
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