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CMP Nearing Final Phase of Storm Repairs


AUGUSTA, Maine, October 31, 2012, 9:30 a.m.— Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports that 16,000 customers remain without power this morning, but the company expects to have power restored to all customers by late tonight. Hurricane Sandy caused 165,000 outages as it passed through CMP’s service area. CMP’s crews have restored power to nearly 150,000 accounts in less than 48 hours.


“We will be funneling crews into Cumberland, Lincoln, and York Counties as we complete the work in other areas,” said Tom DePeter, director of Electric Distribution for CMP. “We have multiple crews assigned to every circuit in every town, and we have 17 fresh crews from our neighbors to the north, Bangor Hydro Electric and Maine Public Service, coming to help us close this out.”


Outages by county as of 9:30 a.m.:


York: 7,876
Cumberland: 5,307
Lincoln: 1,783
Oxford: 410
Franklin: 243
CMP Total: 15,619


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


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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