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Central Maine Power Crews at 99 percent and Closing on Restoration Goal

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, September 1, 2011, 9 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reports 1,500 customers without power as of 9 p.m. The company has restored power to more than 99 percent of customers since the outages peaked at nearly 187,000 customer accounts around 9 o’clock Sunday night. 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.

By mid-afternoon, more than 380 crews were clearing trees and working to restore scattered outages in 20 remaining towns, mostly in Cumberland, Oxford, and York counties. CMP is closing in on the goal announced on Tuesday of restoring power to all customers by late tonight.

“We expect to make our goal,” said Tom Depeter, director of operations at CMP. “We’ve restored service to about 279,000 customer accounts since this started on Sunday, and we have nearly 1,400 people still working to get service back to all of our customers. By morning, if there’s anything left, it will only be a few scattered outages in rural areas or on camp roads.”

Outages by county as of 9 p.m.:

 County

 Customers Out    

 Cumberland

 1,170

 York

 227

 Oxford

 83

 Waldo

 26

 Androscoggin

 19

 Kennebec

 3

 CMP Total

 1,528

  

Next update: 9-2, 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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