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Release: Immediate  

 

Central Maine Power Expects to Complete Storm Repairs Late Tonight as Recovery Passes 95% Mark

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, December 22, 2012, 5 p.m.— Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, has passed the 95% mark in its recovery from Friday’s windstorm with roughly 1,900 customer outages remaining. The company expects to restore power by late this evening to all but a handful of customers in coastal towns between Harpswell and Boothbay. The wind storm that swept through Maine on Friday brought gusts over 50 miles per hour that knocked out power to 64,000 homes and businesses in CMP’s service area. The number of outages peaked at more than 37,000 late on Friday afternoon.

Outages by town as of 5 p.m.:

 
Edgecomb –  292
Harpswell –  236
Phippsburg –  233
Jefferson –  187
Bremen –  139
Damariscotta –  95
Brunswick –  95
Wiscasset –  89
Bath –  68
Freeport –  61
Durham –  59
Standish –  52
Waldoboro –  43
Newcastle –  32
Windham –  28
Harfords Point Twp –  27
Boothbay –  27
Nobleboro –  26
West Bath –  24
Cumberland –  19
South Bristol –  18
Pownal –  12
Albany Twp –  12
York –  10
Alna –  7
Prospect –  5
Lincolnville –  4
Belfast –  3
Total   1,903

 This is the final update on this storm. 

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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.