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Release: Immediate  

 

High Winds Knock Out Power to More Than
40,000 Homes and Businesses in Central and Southern Maine

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, January 31, 2013, 12 noon — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports an estimated 42,000 outages at midday Thursday as strong winds rake its service area. CMP crews are responding with assistance with additional crews from Maine contractors providing additional lineworkers and tree removal crews. Reports of outages began this morning from communities in southern coastal areas and swelled quickly as high winds spread throughout central and southern Maine.
 
Outages by county as of 11:30 a.m.:

Lincoln: 7,929
Kennebec: 6,996
Cumberland: 6,404
Waldo: 6,245
Knox: 5,036
Sagadahoc: 3,681
Piscataquis: 1,473
Somerset: 1,385
Hancock: 846
Penobscot: 751
York: 700
Androscoggin: 317
Oxford: 225
Franklin: 117
CMP Total: 42,105

 

CMP will offer information on restoration times once it is available.

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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.