Utility: Upgrades will better serve central Maine residents

By The Associated Press

A Maine utility says upgrades to its energy grid will improve service to a host of communities in the central part of the state.

 

CHINA, Maine (AP) — A Maine utility says upgrades to its energy grid will improve service to a host of communities in the central part of the state.

Central Maine Power Company says the upgrades are complete and will serve customers in Kennebec and Waldo counties.

The utility says it has launched a new substation in South China and a distribution circuit that serves China, Freedom, Liberty, Palermo, Vassalboro and Windsor.

The utility says the South China substation was a $6.5 million investment. The utility also says the upgrades will provide for more capacity and better reliability for homeowners and businesses in the area.

The project's part of about $40 million the utility says it invested in the energy grid in 2016.

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