CMP Storm Recovery Reaches Home Stretch
Crews from affiliate companies in Connecticut and New York
were part of the effort to ensure safe, efficient storm recovery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA, MAINE — October 16, 2018 — Crews from Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), its AVANGRID affiliates, and contractors have restored power to more than 90 percent of customers who lost service when strong winds came through Maine early Tuesday. Power has been restored to more than 85,000 customers in the 15 hours since the winds began to subside, and fewer than 7,600 customers remained without service at 9 p.m. CMP estimates nearly 95,000 customers lost service at some point on Tuesday.
Customers who do not have service back by late Tuesday evening can expect to get their power back on Wednesday.
Estimated restoration times are posted at http://www.cmpco.com/outages/outageinformation.html. CMP urges customers to check the page often, as estimates are updated as more information becomes available.
Hundreds of lineworkers, assessors, logistics personnel, customer service representatives, and others have been working on storm recovery since early Tuesday morning. CMP has been coordinating its efforts with the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), county EMAs, and local municipalities.
CMP reminds drivers to use caution when approaching utility crews. The working conditions are difficult, and the workers appreciate everyone’s consideration for their safety.
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 http://www.cmpco.com/Outages/default.html. Because the situation is changing rapidly, customers are urged to check back often for updates.
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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with $31 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 7.1 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 Sustainability Development Goals, received a Climate Development Project climate score of “A-,” the top score received in the utilities sector, and has been recognized for two consecutive years by Ethical Boardroom as the North American utility with the “best corporate governance practices.” For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About CMP: Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. Established in 1899, CMP operates approximately 23,500 miles of distribution lines and 2,900 miles of transmission lines. It serves approximately 624,000 customers across 346 communities in central and southern Maine. For more information, visit www.cmpco.com.