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CMP Makes Progress on Storm Repairs

AUGUSTA, Maine, September 19, 2012, 12 noon — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is making good progress fixing damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain that moved through Maine overnight. As of noon Wednesday, CMP had restored service to more than half of those affected by the overnight storm, and fewer than 5,300 customer accounts remained 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. 

Here is a list of reported outages by county:


Kennebec: 2,487
Somerset: 761
Franklin: 595
Piscataquis: 342
Cumberland: 300
Sagadahoc: 258
Lincoln: 184
Waldo: 161
Androscoggin: 112
Penobscot: 69
Oxford: 20
CMP: 5,289


CMP expects to have power restored to customers throughout its service area by late this evening.


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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