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Central Maine Power Storm Recovery Passes the 90% Mark Toward Completion


AUGUSTA, Maine, August 31, 2011, 9 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports 17,500 customers without power as of 9 p.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. The storm caused outages in 336 towns across all 14 counties served by the utility. Presently, there are customers without power in 73 towns.


“I’m pleased we were able to restore service to so many customers, today,” said Tom Depeter, CMP’s Director of Operations. “Our employees worked safely and efficiently through a long day, and we met our goals. We look forward to getting the last of the services restored with a good day tomorrow.”


With the arrival of additional crews from northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, the company has nearly 160 tree crews and 285 repair crews clearing trees and repairing lines in every community still affected by the storm.


CMP reminds customers to use caution when approaching utility crews in the roadway, and urges customers to contact the company’s call center for information about repairs in their area. The working conditions are difficult, and it is important for crews to work safely without distraction or delay.


Outages by county as of 9 p.m.:

 County             Customers Out
Cumberland               7,528
York                              3,866
Oxford                          3,652
Kennebec                   1,671
Androscoggin               388
Lincoln                           212
Waldo                               81
Sagadahoc                      48
Knox                                    6
CMP Total                17,452

 Click here to see a list of towns with outages as of 9 p.m.


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


Next update: 9/1, 9 a.m.


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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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