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Media Contact: Gail Rice
 (207) 622 NEWS

 

 

CMP Continues to Make Strides in Ice Storm Recovery

 

AUGUSTA, Maine, December 26, 2013, 9 p.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will have crews working through a fourth straight night in efforts to complete service recovery following the ice storm that hit Maine Monday and Tuesday. At 9 p.m., an estimated 11,146 customer accounts remained without service, down from a Tuesday morning peak of 87,000. CMP estimates more than 123,000 customers lost power at least once in the storm’s aftermath.

 

“Today’s snow made travel and working conditions difficult, slowed down our progress, and even caused about 5,000 new outages over the course of the day,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “But the snow and cold temperatures are also motivating us to get the job done for our customers.”

 

On Friday, the utility will continue to re-deploy crews to areas with remaining outages. CMP plans to complete service restoration for all customers by late Friday.

 

Following is a list of outages by county.

 

County                      Current Outages              Customers reporting at least one
                                                                                outage since 1 a.m. Monday

Waldo                               4,938                                   20,581
Kennebec                        4,491                                   43,281
Hancock                              768                                     5,130
Lincoln                                760                                     7,600
Knox                                    104                                     4,463
Androscoggin                      41                                   23,572
Sagadahoc                          32                                     6,287
Somerset                             11                                     4,929
Penobscot                             1                                         714
Franklin                                                                          2,391
Cumberland                                                                  2,181
Oxford                                                                             1,923
Piscataquis                                                                        60
York                                                                                   304
Total 11,146                                                             123,416

 

Next update: 11 a.m. Friday.

 

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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.