CMP massive upgrade at half-way point

5:22 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Governor paid a visit to Lewiston, on Friday, to celebrate a milestone for one of the largest transmission upgrades taking place in New England.

Central Maine Power's Maine Power Reliability 1.4 million dollar project is now at the half-way mark. The project includes the construction of new substations, including this one on Larabee Road.

The Governor toured a the 57-million dollar facility, along with Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galan, which owns CMP. The substations will be linked by mroe than 400 miles of new transmission lines, which will run from Eliot to Orrington. CMP officials say the project will reinforce the utility's power system and help prevent outages.

The next phase of the project will be a 34 million dollar project to upgrade the transmission system in downtown Lewiston.


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