In The Schools
CMP wants you and your family to understand how to be safe around power lines and other structures. We invite students of all ages to watch Mr. Mike Shutts, manager of environmental health and safety talk about what to do – and more importantly – what NOT to do around power lines with the residents in this “Safety City” demonstration.
We help community organizations support the education of Maine's children
Annual Book Donation to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries Read More
Training Future Line Workers
For years, we have partnered with Kennebec Valley Community College, providing donations of cash and equipment and lending expertise to the college's Electrical Line Worker Technology Program.
More than 570 students have completed the program since its inception in 1990. Following graduation, 91.3% are employed within six months, earning an average salary of $60,908.
Avangrid Foundation and Central Maine Power joined Kennebec Valley Community College in celebration of this new milestone in education program. Read more
Join the Power Adventure Team
Explore the Electric Universe! With information for everyone, you can find a section tailored to many ages and interests. Learn about electricity and safety at home or in school, gain wise energy use tips while making good choices for the environment and play games!
Want to know more about the power of wind energy or other energy sources? Here are some links to check out:
Electricity Safety Posters
Teach your students or your children to be safe around electricity with our safety posters. Make as many copies as you need.
Use the full-color version for display, use the black and white version for children to color.
- Watts the Wizard says: Don't be shocked. Be safe around electricity.
- Watts the Wizard says: Never fly kites near power lines ... and never climb utility poles or trees that are near power lines.
- Never climb near power lines.
The national weather service's lightning safety website has safety information, photos, stories, teacher tools and a children's page.