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CMP Expects to Complete Outage Restoration by Monday Evening
AUGUSTA, Maine, June 3, 2013 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports that crews have restored power to nearly 80 percent of customers who lost service Sunday after a line of thunderstorms packing high winds, heavy rain, and hail came through Maine. At 8:30 a.m., an estimated 6,800 customers remained without service, most in the western mountains and foothills of the state. The utility estimates that 31,000 customers lost service at some point during the storm.
The utility expects to have service restored to virtually all customers by late this evening.
The damage was heaviest in parts of Oxford, Franklin, Piscataquis, and Somerset Counties, where a combination of heavy rain and strong winds uprooted trees and brought them down onto power lines. CMP has moved crews from southern and coastal areas, where damage was minimal, to the hardest-hit areas to assist local crews with repairs.
Here is a list of remaining outages by county:
CMP Total 6,814
Next update: 11:30 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 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.