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CMP to Complete Power Restoration This Evening


AUGUSTA, Maine, September 19, 2012, 5 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is nearly finished fixing damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain that moved through Maine overnight. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, CMP had restored service to more than 90 percent of those affected by the overnight storm. Fewer than 1,000 of the customer accounts that lost power remained without service. Most of the remaining customers are in Kennebec, Somerset, and Sagadahoc Counties. At the storm’s peak, more than 11,000 customers were without service.


“We appreciate the patience customers have demonstrated over the past 24 hours as our crews worked around the clock to fix the storm damage,” said CMP spokesperson Gail Rice. “Our crews will continue to work over the next few hours until power is restored to all of these customers.”


CMP expects to complete power restoration 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