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CMP Crews in Final Stage of Storm Repair

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, February 1, 2013, 4:30 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports that crews are wrapping up repairs for the remaining homes and businesses that lost power in the recent wind storm. Fewer than 1,000 storm-caused outages remain in several dozen communities, primarily along the coast. The company expects to complete its repairs later this evening.

 

Strong winds associated with a frontal system brought gusts over 60 miles per hour through Maine on Thursday, knocking out power to more than 111,000 CMP customers over a 24-hour period. The number of outages peaked at more than 44,000 at midday Thursday, and continued strong winds caused additional scattered outages overnight.

 

This is the final update for 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.