CMP Completes Restoration Caused by Winds, Eyes Friday Storm
Vast majority have power restored
AUGUSTA, ME—February 24, 2022– Central Maine Power (CMP) lineworkers, assisted by approximately 200 line contractor resources worked all night Wednesday and most of Thursday to restore outages created by a second round of persistently high wind gusts across the state.
Since the onset of the wind on Tuesday, approximately 54,000 customers have been impacted, and CMP has restored all but 300 outages as of 4:30pm Thursday.
The company will keep crews and contractors on duty Thursday night as a snowstorm rolls in early Friday.
“We have restored power to more than 50,000 customers over two days, moving crews to areas of greatest impact to work as efficiently as possible, said CMP Senior Director of Electric Operations, Kerri Therriault. “While we expect Friday’s snow to be powdery and there are no strong winds forecasted that could create outages, we remain prepared.”
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. For more information, visit cmpco.com.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 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 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.
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