FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA, Maine, September 28, 2017 Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), has put its new Middle Street Substation into service in Lewiston. The facility is part of the energy company's $41.5 million Lewiston Loop project begun in 2016.
The project also includes a new five-mile 115-kilovolt overhead line feeding the facility from CMP's Larrabee Road Substation, a new one-mile 115-kilovolt underground transmission line, and other upgrades designed to enhance reliability in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
These upgrades will help to improve reliability and expand electrical capacity in the Lewiston-Auburn area, said Ellen Miller, vice president, Projects, for Avangrid Networks. The cities of Lewiston and Auburn have been active partners in the development and approval of this project, and Central Maine Power and AVANGRID thank both communities for their support while we work to maintain reliability into the future.
Construction of the underground line between the new Middle Street Substation and the existing Lewiston Lower Substation off Lisbon Street continues. In addition, upgrades at Lewiston Lower Substation will begin later this year and continue into 2018. De-commissioning of the existing indoor Lewiston Substation is also expected to happen later this year. Once complete, the building that once housed the indoor substation will be turned over to the City of Lewiston for future use.
We have been working on traffic control with the City of Lewiston, and we appreciate motorists patience and understanding as we complete work on this important upgrade to enhance services to local homes and businesses, said Miller.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with more than $31 billion in assets and operations in 27 states. The company owns regulated utilities and electricity generation assets through two primary lines of business, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks is comprised of eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving approximately 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates more than 6 gigawatts of owned and controlled renewable generation capacity, primarily through wind and solar, in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,800 people. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About CMP: Central Maine Power Company (CMP) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR). As Maines largest electricity transmission and distribution utility, CMP serves 618,000 homes and businesses, representing about 80% of Maine's customer base. J.D. Power and Associates has ranked the company #1 in customer satisfaction seven times. For more information, visit www.cmpco.com.
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