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CMP Sends Crews to New Jersey to Help with Hurricane Sandy Recovery

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, November 8, 2012 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is sending 25 two-man line repair crews and bucket trucks, plus additional support personnel and equipment, to northwestern New Jersey to help restore service for customers of FirstEnergy.

 

“FirstEnergy was one of the companies that came to help us during the 1998 Ice Storm,” said Sara Burns, Central Maine Power president. “We remember how grateful we were for their assistance then, so we’re glad to have the chance to help them in return.”

 

In addition to the 25 line crews, the 60-person CMP team includes supervisors, safety specialists, mechanics, and field coordinators. The mutual aid effort comes after CMP crews completed power restoration last month to 165,000 customers who lost service after winds from Hurricane Sandy blew through Maine on October 29. CMP also sent crews to Connecticut last week, but those crews returned to Maine earlier than expected in preparation for Thursday’s Northeaster. The most recent storm brought little damage to Maine.

 

The group will muster at the Kennebunk rest area at Maine Turnpike Exit 25 southbound at 7 a.m. Friday, and is expected to head southbound a short time later.

 

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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.