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CMP Working to Fix Damage from Wind and Rain Storm


AUGUSTA, Maine, September 19, 2012, 8:30 a.m. — Crews from Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, are out in full force Wednesday morning, working to fix damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain that moved through Maine overnight. As of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, an estimated 10,500 customer accounts were without service. Damage was reported throughout the utility’s 11,000-square-mile service area, and was most extensive in Kennebec, Sagadahoc, Franklin, and Somerset Counties.


“It was a busy night, and our crews are out in force today to restore power to customers who lost service due to damage from this storm,” says CMP spokesperson Gail Rice. “We expect to have service restored this afternoon to all but a few customers in the northern parts of our service area, and those final customers should have their service back by late evening.”


Here is a list of reported outages by county:


Kennebec: 3,198
Sagadahoc: 1,902
Franklin: 1,166
Somerset: 1,144
Piscataquis: 859
Cumberland: 704
Waldo: 447
Lincoln: 374
Androscoggin: 273
Oxford: 222
Penobscot: 142
Knox: 52
CMP: 10,496

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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 six times by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit

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