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CMP Working on Final Phase of Ice Storm Recovery

AUGUSTA, Maine, December 27, 2013, 11 a.m. — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is working to complete service restoration to all accessible buildings and year-round customers by late Friday evening. At 11 a.m., an estimated 6,451 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 aftermath of this week’s ice storm

“We met our goal to reduce outages to fewer than 10,000 without service Thursday evening, and as of this morning, have restored service to more than 117,000 customers since Monday morning,” said CMP spokesman John Carroll. “We continue to re-deploy crews to areas that still have outages in a push to finish up by this evening.”

Following is a list of outages by county.


County                         Current Outages          Customers reporting at least one
                                                                               outage since 1 a.m. Monday
Waldo                                 1,668                                    20,581
Kennebec                          2,771                                    43,281
Hancock                                456                                      5,130
Lincoln                              1,155                                       7,600
Knox                                        61                                       4,463
Androscoggin                       59                                      23,572
Sagadahoc                            32                                        6,287
Somerset                                0                                          4,929
Penobscot                              1                                             714
Franklin                                    0                                         2,391
Cumberland                          59                                        2,181
Oxford                                   189                                        1,923
Piscataquis                             0                                               60
York                                           0                                            304
Total                                   6,451                                   123,416


Next update: 5 p.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 .


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