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Central Maine Power Hurricane Sandy Recovery Reaches 98 percent Complete


AUGUSTA, Maine, October 31, 2012, 5 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports the number of customers who lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy has dropped to 3,500 as of 5 p.m.. The company expects to restore power to all customers by late tonight. Hurricane Sandy caused 165,000 outages as it passed through CMP’s service area on Monday and Tuesday. CMP’s crews have restored power to more than 160,000 accounts in the two days since the hurricane reached Maine.

“We have reached 98 percent completion in two days, including the period as the storm passed through our service area,” said John Carroll, spokesman for CMP. “The rate of restoration slows down at this stage, as each repair brings back fewer customers, but we also have our line crews working in progressively fewer and fewer towns. Our goal is to wrap up the recovery sometime late tonight.”

Outages by county as of 5 p.m.:

York: 2,877
Cumberland: 521
Lincoln: 133
CMP Total: 3,531

Next update: 9 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


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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