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Central Maine Power Company, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336 (207) 622-NEWS 

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Release: Immediate  

  

Central Maine Power Storm Recovery Picking Up Steam 

 
AUGUSTA, Maine, October 30, 2012, noon — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports that 64,400 homes and businesses remain without power as of noon, primarily in the state’s southern and coastal areas. Although restoration work has been slowed by occasional thunder storms and bursts of heavy rain, the company reports that the number outages is less than half of the 147,000 created by the storm.

 

CMP expects to restore most service to several northern counties by sometime this evening. Once work is completed in those areas, CMP will begin moving additional workers into the southern and coastal regions. The company has also increased its field workforce to nearly 1,200 with additional lineworkers, tree crews, and support personnel.

 

Outages as of noon:

 

County         Customers Out
York                         28,310
Cumberland          24,215
Lincoln                      4,262
Oxford                        2,836
Androscoggin           1,380
Franklin                      1,367
Knox                               822
Waldo                            409
Kennebec                     281
Sagadahoc                  197
Piscataquis                 155
Hancock                       111
Somerset                       62
Penobscot                        -  
CMP Total               64,407

 

 Next update: 5 p.m

 

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.