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Central Maine Power Receives ISO 14001:2004 Certification for

Environmental Management at Augusta Service Facility


AUGUSTA, Maine, January 25, 2013 — Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, has received ISO 14001:2004 certification for its North Augusta Service Center. The Augusta facility is CMP’s first to earn this certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which confirms the company has established an environmental management system that meets international industry standards to measure and improve environmental practices.

 

“Achieving ISO 14001:2004 certification shows we are running our business in accordance with global best practices,” said Sara Burns, CMP’s president and chief executive officer. “It is an important statement to all of our stakeholders that we are committed to adopting world class environmental management systems at CMP facilities and throughout the Iberdrola USA enterprise.”

 

The North Augusta Service Center is a state-of-the-art, centralized, facility responsible for the maintenance, repair, and storage of transformers and other power system equipment. It was Maine’s first licensed hazardous waste facility, and handles hazardous waste storage and disposal for CMP.

 

The International Organization for Standardization is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards with a network of national standards bodies from 164 countries. International Standards give state-of-the-art specifications for products, services, and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade. According to the ISO, the benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 can include reduced costs of waste management; savings in consumption of energy and materials; lower distribution costs; and improved corporate image among regulators, customers, and the public. While the standards are voluntary, some countries adopt them as regulations or refer to them in legislation.

 

“This certification is a great accomplishment, but it’s really just the beginning.” says Burns. “Our environmental management system calls for continuous improvement as a key principle for success, so we will keep working to raise our performance at the north Augusta facility and throughout our company.”

 

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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.