Central Maine Power makes Maine Maritime Museum Expansion Possible

Central Maine Power makes Maine Maritime Museum Expansion Possible

A Donation from CMP will provide energy efficient lighting for the new project.

BATH, MAINE — September 24, 2019 — Maine Maritime Museum’s First Impressions project will be seen in an entirely new light, thanks in part to a generous donation from Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR).

“CMP’s donation will provide energy efficient parking lot lights and landscape lighting that will create a seamless entryway into the museum,” said Harley Bartles, Maine Maritime Museum’s Manager of Corporate Relations and Sponsorship.

First Impressions is a complete redesign of the museum’s five-acre front campus. The project will include a new parking area and green space where many native trees used in Maine’s rich shipbuilding tradition will be planted. 

“I attended Maine Maritime Academy but had yet to visit the Maine Maritime Museum.  Before CMP decided to sponsor this project, my wife and I toured it this summer and we were both impressed by how well the museum educates visitors about the importance of the culture and history the maritime and ship-building industry has here in Maine,” said Doug Herling, CMP President and CEO. Watch the video for more information. 

The Maine Maritime Museum sits on the grounds of the only remaining and fully intact wooden-hulled, century-old shipyard. The First Impressions Project will be completed next year in time to celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial.

Central Maine Power is proud to support this project and many others around Maine through its charitable giving program.


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 624,000 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 $2.6 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 $33 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 eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.2 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

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