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Central Maine Power Reports Significant Progress on Storm Recovery

 

Workforce now totals 1,800 people

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

AUGUSTA, Maine — October 31, 2017 — Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified energy and utility company, estimates it has restored power to more than 160,000 customers who lost service after a wind and rain storm tore through the state earlier this week. By 9 p.m. Tuesday, outages had dropped to an estimated 242,000 customer accounts from a peak of 404,000 at midday Monday.


“Crews have made tremendous progress so far today, and that will continue through the night and into Wednesday,” said CMP President and CEO Sara Burns. “Most important is that we’ve accomplished this without a single safety incident or injury.”
CMP’s storm recovery workforce now totals 1,800 people, 800 of whom were added today.


The company will work around the clock to continue to bring more customers on line, with the majority to have service back by late Saturday. The only exceptions could be homes on remote camp lines and in areas where flooding or downed trees prevent access.
Additional information on storm safety and restoration, including a town-by-town listing of outages in the CMP service area with an area map, can be found on CMP’s web site at www.cmpco.com.

Additional information on storm safety and restoration, including a town-by-town listing of outages in the CMP service area with an area map, can be found on CMP’s web site at www.cmpco.com.

 

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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 Maine’s 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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