Central Maine Power Reaches 90 Percent Mark in Storm Recovery
Company on track to restore power to majority of remaining customers by late Saturday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA, Maine November 3, 2017 Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified energy and utility company, estimates it has restored power to 90 percent of the customers who lost service after a wind and rain storm tore through the state earlier this week. By 9:30 p.m. Friday, outages had dropped to fewer than 40,000 customer accounts, down from a peak of 404,000 at midday Monday.
In just five days, our crews have restored service to more than 360,000 customers and replaced nearly 800 broken poles, more than 200 of which were set today, said CMP President and CEO Sara Burns. We remain on target to restore power to the majority of customers by Saturday evening."
CMP started Friday with a storm recovery workforce of 3,000 people; additional tree crews are expected to join the force on Saturday.
The company will work around the clock to continue to bring more customers on line, with the majority to have service back by late Saturday. The only exceptions could be homes on remote camp lines and in areas where flooding or downed trees prevent access. CMP continues to update restoration estimates by town and road on the Outage Central section of its web site. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the list is being updated frequently.
Additional information on storm safety and restoration can be found at www.cmpco.com.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with more than $31 billion in assets and operations in 27 states. The company owns regulated utilities and electricity generation assets through two primary lines of business, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks is comprised of eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving approximately 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates more than 6 gigawatts of owned and controlled renewable generation capacity, primarily through wind and solar, in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,800 people. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About CMP: Central Maine Power Company (CMP) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR). As Maine's largest electricity transmission and distribution utility, CMP serves 618,000 homes and businesses, representing about 80% of Maine's customer base. J.D. Power and Associates has ranked the company #1 in customer satisfaction seven times. For more information, visit www.cmpco.com.