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Central Maine Power Outages Down to 44,000 as Storm Recovery Continues


AUGUSTA, Maine, August 31, 2011, 9 a.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports 44,000 customers without power as of 9 a.m. Outages from Tropical Storm Irene peaked at nearly 187,000 customer accounts around 9 o’clock Sunday night, and the company estimates that nearly 280,000 customers lost service at some point during the storm.


Outages by county as of 9 a.m.:


County             Customers Out
Cumberland                14,764
York                               10,764
Oxford                              6,778
Kennebec                       5,903
Androscoggin                3,927
Lincoln                               768
Sagadahoc                       635
Waldo                                 564
Franklin                              226
Somerset                             42
Knox                                        6
Penobscot                              3
CMP Total                     44,380

 Click here to see a map of storm outages by town.


Next update: 8/31, noon.


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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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