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Central Maine Power Crews Moving from New Hampshire to Connecticut to Assist with Storm Repairs
AUGUSTA, Maine, November 4, 2011 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP) has sent 30 two-man line repair crews and bucket trucks to Connecticut to help restore service for customers of Connecticut Light and Power. CMP crews have been working in New Hampshire since Tuesday. The October snowstorm also knocked out power to more than 200,000 CMP customers as it moved through Maine on Sunday. The company completed all repairs in Maine early Tuesday, and dispatched two dozen crews to help Public Service of New Hampshire on Tuesday evening.
“Other companies from around New England and Canada have helped us recover from big storms,” said Sara Burns, Central Maine Power president. “We faced more than 200,000 outages ourselves, so we know how tough conditions like that can be on utility workers and their customers. I believe it’s important for utility companies to help their neighbors.”
Six more Maine crews joined the effort in New Hampshire on Friday as the CMP team wrapped up work and moved on to Connecticut. Accompanying the lineworkers, more than a dozen CMP supervisors, safety specialists, mechanics, and logistics specialists are also on their way to Connecticut.
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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. For more information, visit cmpco.com .
About Iberdrola USA: Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company serving more than 2.4 million customers in upstate New York and New England. For more information about Iberdrola USA, visit www.iberdrolausa.com.