Central Maine Power Improves Power Reliability in Scarborough
Dunstan-area substation completed
AUGUSTA, ME — October 21, 2021 — Central Maine Power (CMP) has improved power reliability for more than 4,200 residents in Scarborough by completing work on a new substation on Broadturn Rd., replacing an older facility on US Route 1.
“Scarborough is a thriving community with economic development plans and projects underway. It is CMP’s responsibility to provide the power that will reliably support and promote this growth,” said Joseph Purington, president and CEO of CMP. “This new substation not only meets current needs it provides capacity for future growth in the area.”
The Dunstan substation was constructed as part of CMP’s ongoing plan to modernize substations across the company’s 11,000 square mile service area. Construction on the facility began in August 2020 and CMP hired about 30 contractors during the construction process.
The new substation replaces an aged facility built by Cumberland Light and Power in the 1920’s. Like other new substations it has enhanced remote monitoring capabilities and connects directly to CMP’s Control Center in Augusta enabling more responsive operations. The new design is also more weather resistant and reduces the likelihood of animals coming into contact with energized components and disrupting power.
“This substation is one of the more recent examples of CMP’s year-round work to improve power reliability across our service area,” Purington said. “Over the past 13 years, 99% of CMP’s profits have been reinvested back into building a stronger, smarter grid for Maine.”
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 636,000 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. In 2019, CMP was named Large Business of the Year by the Kennebec Valley United Way. For more information, visit www.cmpco.com.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $36 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns 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 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
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