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Central Maine Power Making Progress on Storm Damage


 
AUGUSTA, Maine, February 9, 2013, 12 noon — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports an estimated 2,900 outages as high winds and blowing snow rake the Maine coast. CMP crews and equipment have been able to make progress repairing storm damage, despite difficult travel and working conditions.
 
“Our crews have been responding to outage reports to ensure any downed equipment is de-energized to protect the public,” said John Carroll, spokesperson for Central Maine Power. “In some instances, they have been able to make repairs on outages affecting larger groups of customers. We do expect to make additional progress as conditions improve later today.”
 
Outages by county:
 
Cumberland: 1,256
Lincoln: 521
Waldo: 371
Kennebec: 262
Sagadahoc: 175
Hancock: 159
Androscoggin: 96
York: 57
Piscataquis: 14
Knox: 10
Penobscot: 6
CMP Total: 2,927

 
Next update: 4 p.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.