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High Winds Knock Out Power to 29,000 Homes and Businesses in Southern Maine

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, December 21, 2012, 5 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports 28,600 outages this afternoon as strong southeast winds rake southern and coastal areas. CMP crews are responding with assistance with additional crews from Maine contractors providing additional lineworkers and tree removal crews. Reports of outages began in late afternoon from communities in southern York County and swelled quickly as high winds advanced north and east along the coast.

 

Outages by county as of 5 p.m.

 

York                     12,784
Cumberland      12,635
Androscoggin      1,131
Kennebec               640
Lincoln                     601
Sagadahoc             302
Knox                         267
Franklin                   106
Oxford                        68
Somerset                 52
Waldo                         9
Piscataquis               2
Total                  28,597

 

 

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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 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.