Reliable Service

Living in America’s most forested state is incredibly special, but it also presents challenges. CMP is building a stronger safer grid for Maine. We have invested $3 billion to improve our infrastructure over the last decade – ensuring that Mainers can power on.

  • New, stronger power lines that resist fallen trees and branches
  • New, sturdier poles that weather Maine’s toughest storms
  • New animal guards to keep Maine’s wildlife safe and prevent outages
  • Tree care plans to mitigate damage
  • New automation to reduce outage impacts


Reliability Projects

We're making improvements to better serve our communities

We know you count on us to deliver the power you need, when you need it, and we take that responsibility seriously. As part of our commitment to deliver safe, reliable service to all of our customers, we are investing in our delivery system that will deliver additional power to fill growing demand, increase reliability, and accommodate growth and economic development in our service areas.

All of our upgrades mean one thing for you: you'll have reliable, high-quality power when you need it.

CMP Reliability Projects Website


Distributed and Community Generation

CMP works with small and large distributed generators to connect their facilities to our energy grid. Many CMP customers are subscribing to renewable energy programs, including community solar generation, a form of distributed generation. CMP does not develop DG projects. We are committed to interconnecting the generators while ensuring a safe, reliable energy delivery grid for our customers. Learn more about CMP’s role in DG on the links below.

An overview of Distributed Generation and CMP Projects

CMPconnectsDG Website

Distribution Line Inspections

Under the Distribution Line Inspections (DLI) Mitigation program, CMP Inspects every pole on our distribution line system for structural integrity once every 5 years and corrects any deficiencies by replacing poles and cross arms and transferring lines. These inspections and replacements improve system reliability and helps CMP meet regulatory requirements.