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CMP Send Crews to New Brunswick to Help With Storm Repairs
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 7, 2014 — Crews and additional personnel from Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, departed for Canada Monday morning to provide mutual aid to a utility in New Brunswick. Nineteen two-man line crews, along with additional support personnel and equipment, are on their way to the Fredericton, New Brunswick area to help restore service for customers of New Brunswick Power
Hurricane Arthur brought high winds and heavy rains to the region, causing extensive damage to trees, tree limbs, and electrical equipment. New Brunswick Power described it as “the largest blackout in New Brunswick’s history.”
“Other companies from around New England and Canada have helped us recover from big storms,” said Sara Burns, Central Maine Power president. “We know how tough conditions like that can be on utility workers and their customers. I believe it’s important for utility companies to help their neighbors.”
Accompanying the lineworkers to new Brunswick are several CMP supervisors, safety specialists, mechanics, and logistics specialists.
The CMP groups left from Augusta and Hermon Monday morning. They could be away from home for three to five days.
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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 www.cmpco.com/.
About Iberdrola USA: Iberdrola USA is the U.S. subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A. The Iberdrola USA companies employ about 5,000 people with operations in 24 states from New England to the West Coast, providing electricity generation, transmission and distribution, natural gas storage and distribution, and energy services. For more information, please visit our website: www.iberdrolausa.com. Follow us on Twitter: @IberdrolaUSA