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Central Maine Power Crews Head to Connecticut to Assist with Storm Repairs

 
AUGUSTA, Maine, November 2, 2012 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, has sent 28 two-man line repair crews and bucket trucks, plus additional support personnel and equipment, to Connecticut to help restore service for customers of Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P). The mutual aid effort comes after crews completed power restoration to an estimated 165,000 CMP customers who lost service after winds from Hurricane Sandy blew through the area earlier this week. The company completed repairs in Maine less than three days after the storm hit.

 

“Other companies from around New England and Canada have helped us recover from big storms,” said Sara Burns, Central Maine Power president. “We faced more than 165,000 outages ourselves, so we know how tough conditions like that can be on utility workers and their customers. I believe it’s important for utility companies to help their neighbors.”

 

The mutual aid from CMP comes one year after a similar effort that followed the Halloween snowstorm of 2011. After completing the restoration of power to its own customers, CMP sent crews to help Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Once that job was done, crews went further south to assist CL&P.

 

Accompanying the lineworkers to Connecticut are more than a dozen CMP supervisors, safety specialists, mechanics, and logistics specialists.

 

The group left Kennebunk rest area at Maine Turnpike Exit 25 Friday morning. They could be away from home for one to two weeks.

 

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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.