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Release: Immediate  

  

Central Maine Power Reports 77,000 Outages from Hurricane Sandy 

 
AUGUSTA, Maine, October 30, 2012, 10 a.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports 77,000 homes and businesses without power as the company assesses damage and begins service restoration in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The outage count is down from a peak of nearly 88,000 outages, and the company estimates that nearly 147,000 customers have lost power at one time or another since the storm moved into Maine at noon on Monday.

 

“The priorities for today will be safety and assessment, and we’ll begin restoration in many areas,” said John Carroll, spokesperson for Central Maine Power. “A workforce of nearly 1,000 lineworkers, tree crews, assessors, safety specialists, and support personnel deployed from local offices throughout our service area early this morning.”

 

Customers in the south and coastal counties of York and Cumberland bore the brunt of the storm damage in Maine. Customers continue to report some new outages in some towns although the strongest winds have eased in most parts of the company’s service area.

 

Outages as of 10 a.m.

County               Customers Out
York                           31,120
Cumberland            27,227
Lincoln                        6,546
Oxford                          3,760
Waldo                          2,310
Androscoggin             1,705
Franklin                        1,422
Knox                              1,418
Sagadahoc                     465
Kennebec                        406
Piscataquis                     183
Hancock                           111
Somerset                            98
Penobscot                             -  
CMP Total                    76,771

 


Next update: noon

 

Additional information on storm safety and restoration, including a town-by-town listing of outages in the CMP service area with an area map, can be found on CMP’s web site at www.cmpco.com.

 

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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 www.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.