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CMP Completes Power Restoration from Winter Storm Elliott
AUGUSTA, ME—December 27, 2022 – Central Maine Power (CMP) has completed power restoration Tuesday night for the more than 300,000 customers who lost power in the Friday storm including resetting more than 300 broken utility poles. Company line crews will sweep circuits over the next few days to ensure are no new potential threats to the system such as hanging tree limbs.
“Our customers have been patient and have had nothing but supportive things to say to all of these lineworkers out restoring power since Friday,” said Joe Purington, president and CEO of CMP. “This goodwill goes a long way over a holiday spent away from families, and our lineworkers and tree crews—and all of our visiting contractors—were simply committed to getting power back as quickly as they could given the holiday and the cold weather.”
“We would also like to thank all the local businesses who supported our efforts along with all of the communities who were so generous as they helped feed our restoration teams over the Christmas holiday.”
Some CMP customers experienced additional outages Tuesday that were not storm related but stemming from car accidents including a tractor-trailer accident in Saco. Nearly 200,000 customer outages in 2022 were related to motor vehicles hitting utility poles.
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About CMP: Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. Established in 1899 and based in Augusta, Maine, CMP serves approximately 646,000 customers across 346 communities in central and southern Maine. It operates approximately 23,500 miles of distribution lines and 2,900 miles of transmission lines. Over the last decade, the company has invested approximately $3.5 billion in Maine system infrastructure.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2022, AVANGRID ranked second within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.