Central Maine Power Won't Pull the Plug Yet, Extends Deadline for Electric-Vehicle Grant Applications

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Release: Immediate  

June 5, 2015


Central Maine Power Won't Pull the Plug Yet; Extends Deadline for Electric-Vehicle Grant Applications


Non-profits offered matching grants for vehicles and chargers


AUGUSTA, Maine Central Maine Power Co., a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is extending the application deadline for its Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Grant Program to June 30. The utility is offering selected non-profit organizations matching funds of up to $5,000 to support the lease or purchase of eligible vehicles or $2,500 toward the purchase and installation of a Level 2 or 3 charging station.

As reported in the utility's April 20 news release announcing the program, this marks the third consecutive year that CMP has offered grants for PEVs and charging infrastructure. The utility's programs have helped to put 18 PEVs on the road throughout central and southern Maine and have added charging infrastructure in Greater Portland.

A limited number of grants are available. Visit www.cmpco.com/electricvehicles for a complete list of eligibility requirements.

Organizations that wish to participate in CMP's PEV Grant Program must apply online at www.cmpco.com/electricvehicles or download the application to complete and mail to: Shelley Morris, Public Affairs Department, CMP, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336.


Applications are due June 30, 2015. CMP will review all requests and will contact applicants by mail with a decision. 


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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. J.D. Power and Associates has ranked the company #1 in customer satisfaction seven times. 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