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CMP Sends Crews to Vermont to Help With Storm Repairs
AUGUSTA, Maine, December 11, 2014 — Approximately 22 two-person line crews and additional personnel from Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, are in Vermont providing mutual aid to Green Mountain Power. Personnel and equipment left the Kennebunk service plaza on the Maine Turnpike Thursday evening.
This week’s winter storm brought heavy, wet snow to parts of Vermont, causing extensive damage to trees, tree limbs, and electrical equipment.
Accompanying the lineworkers to Vermont were about a dozen CMP supervisors, safety specialists, mechanics, and logistics specialists.
“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.”
The CMP group is expected to be in Vermont for several days.
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CMP trucks gathered at the Maine Turnpike's Kennebunck Service Plaza before departing for Vermont late Thursday afternoon.
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