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Upgrade at CMP Substation Will Improve System Reliability in Communities South of Portland

AUGUSTA, Maine, April 23, 2013 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, has completed work on a project that should improve the reliability of the grid serving thousands of homes and businesses in communities south of Portland. The utility has installed a new transformer and additional equipment at its Pleasant Hill Substation in Scarborough.


“The area served by the Pleasant Hill Substation has grown tremendously over the years. Some of the equipment at the facility dated back to the 1960s and was due for replacement or upgrade,” said CMP spokesperson Gail Rice. “We have installed one new transformer and added a circuit breaker to improve the performance of a second transformer at the facility. We also put in new protective equipment and state-of-the-art controls. These upgrades position the Pleasant Hill Substation to provide the best possible service to homes and businesses throughout the area for years to come.”


The Pleasant Hill Substation provides power to more than 15,000 homes and businesses in Scarborough, South Portland, and Cape Elizabeth.


“With the support of our parent company Iberdrola USA, CMP is investing nearly $430 million in 2013 building a stronger, smarter grid for Maine,” said CMP President Sara Burns. “CMP’s investments in Scarborough and elsewhere ensure long-term grid reliability and capacity for growth.”


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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 seven times by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit .


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