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Media Advisory: CMP to Celebrate Key Milestone in Transmission Project
Governor LePage to join Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán and others
as utility celebrates halfway point of the Maine Power Reliability Program
Who and what:
Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will celebrate the halfway mark in construction of its Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP). Governor Paul LePage will join Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán, Iberdrola USA CEO Bob Kump, CMP President and CEO Sara Burns, and representatives from many of the contractors that have worked on the project as they celebrate this key milestone. The program will include brief tours of the substation.
Where and when:
Larrabee Road Substation, Larrabee Road, Lewiston, ME.
Friday, May 17, 11 a.m.
About the Maine Power Reliability Program:
Central Maine Power Company’s MPRP is a $1.4 billion investment in Maine’s bulk power transmission system. The five-year project includes the construction of six new 345,000 volt substations, upgrades to more than 40 existing substations, and the installation or rebuilding of nearly 440 miles of transmission line in 75 communities from Eliot to Orrington.
Since the start of construction in 2010, the MPRP has provided a timely stimulus to the Maine economy, employing nearly 2,700 workers among contractors, consultants and suppliers, plus as many as 900 more jobs through indirect and induced employment spurred by the construction spending. CMP expects to complete construction on the MPRP in mid-2015.
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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 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.