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CMP Reports 11,000 customers without power as restoration continues

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, January 31, 2013, 9 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports 11,384 homes and businesses remain without power as of 9 p.m. The wind storm that swept through Maine on Thursday brought gusts over 60 miles per hour, knocking out power to more than 103,000 homes and businesses in CMP’s service area. The number of outages peaked at more than 44,000 at midday.

 

CMP has restored service to more than 90,000 customers so far today, and the company expects to make continued progress tonight. CMP expects to restore power to all customers in Cumberland and York counties by late tonight. Of the remaining outages, service to all customers in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Piscatquis, and Somerset counties will be restored by late morning on Friday, and all service in coastal Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo counties will be restored later in the day on Friday.

 

Outages by county:

 

County 

 Outages

 Lincoln

 2,663

 York

 2,449

Sagadahoc

 1,377

 Cumberland

 1,349

 Kennebec

 933

 Waldo

 763

 Somerset

 667

 Hancock

 413

 Penobscot

 350

 Knox

 188

 Franklin

 113

 Oxford

 111

 Androscoggin

 8

 Total

 11,384

 

Next update: 8 a.m. 

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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.