Forest Avenue Substation
Forest Avenue Substation, Portland
Central Maine Power Company (CMP), in conjunction with its parent company AVANGRID, is undertaking a multi-year effort to upgrade or replace 10 distribution substations throughout its service territory, including one in Portland, that have aged and/or have condition or capacity issues in need of attention.
As part of CMP’s Substation Modernization Plan, the Forest Avenue Substation, located at 14 Marginal Way, needs improvement so we can continue to provide safe, reliable and stable service to meet our customers’ energy needs.
CMP is working with communities and reaching out to neighbors to ensure that all improvements are performed safely and with minimal disruptions to their daily lives, the community, and the environment.
Project Purpose and Need
Forest Avenue Substation has aged, and the addition of new components along with the replacement of older ones will enhance functionality plus meet updated AVANGRID and National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) standards.
CMP plans to expand the existing yard by approximately 10,000 square feet, more than double its current footprint of approximately 9,000 square feet, to accommodate the improvements. We’ll access the property from our existing driveway on Marginal Way.
For more information, view the Forest Avenue Substation Fact Sheet here.
- Construction Start: Q4 2021
- Completion/In-Service Date: Q2 2022
For more information or questions
Please contact the Electrical Infrastructure Projects Information Line at 1-888-267-0831 and include the name of the project - Forest Avenue Substation - with your detailed message. A representative from the project team will return your call within three (3) business days. Or please email us at Outreach@cmpco.com.