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Media Contact: John Carroll (207) 622 NEWS

 

CMP Reduces Outages to Fewer Than 3,000

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, June 3, 2013 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, has restored service to 90 percent of customers who lost power following severe thunderstorms that hit Maine on Sunday. At 4 p.m.., fewer than 2,900 customers remained without service, most in Maine’s western mountains and foothills. CMP estimates that 31,000 customers lost service at some point during the storm.

 

CMP expects to have service restored to the vast majority of these customers by late this evening. However, there remain areas where storm debris is blocking access for repair crews, so there may be pockets of customers who will remain without service into the overnight hours.

 

CMP crews will continue to work through the night in an effort to restore service. An estimated 300 people, including lineworkers, pole-setting crews, tree crews, assessors, safety specialists, supervisors, and others, have been working in the field and in CMP offices on service restoration.

 

Here is a list of remaining outages by county:

 

Oxford: 1,451 
Piscataquis: 587
Somerset: 483
Penobscot: 159
Franklin: 157
Cumberland: 23
CMP Total: 2,861
 

Next update: 9 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 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.