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Iberdrola USA Subsidiaries Recognized for Outstanding Sandy Recovery Efforts



 Iberdrola USA Subsidiaries Recognized for Outstanding Sandy Recovery Efforts

Central Maine Power, NYSEG and RG&E all earn Edison Electric Institute
Emergency Recovery and Emergency Assistance Awards

PR Newswire

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iberdrola USA subsidiaries
Central Maine Power (CMP), NYSEG and RG&E each have won both the Edison
Electric Institute 2012 Emergency Recovery Award and the Emergency Assistance
Award for their restoration and support efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane
Sandy. The annual awards, which have been presented to EEI member electric
utility companies since 1998, were issued yesterday at the EEI CEO meeting in
Phoenix, Arizona.

Bob Kump, CEO of Iberdrola USA accepted the awards on behalf of the three
operating companies. "These awards are a testament to the hard work and
commitment of all of our employees who rapidly restored power to our customers
and then moved on to help other utilities recover from Hurricane Sandy - one
of the largest and most destructive storms in history," said Kump. "We are
proud of our post-Sandy recovery efforts and grateful that we were in a
position to assist other utilities who needed our help. We certainly
appreciate this recognition from our peers at the Edison Electric Institute."

The three utilities amassed more than 6,000 people to handle a cumulative
total of nearly 500,000 electric service interruptions spread across Maine and
New York. Once their own customers had been restored, the companies released
nearly 1,800 line, bucket, pole-setting, digger, tree, gas and supervisory
employees and contract workers to assist National Grid (LIPA), Consolidated
Edison, Connecticut Light & Power and FirstEnergy utilities. NYSEG also
supplied poles, transformers and natural gas regulators to ConEd for their
restoration efforts in New York City.

"Getting the lights back on quickly and safely is never easy following these
natural disasters," said EEI President Tom Kuhn. "It takes strong commitment,
advanced planning, and great execution.  Working through the industry's mutual
assistance program, Iberdrola USA's crews also were essential in helping their
fellow utility companies restore service in affected neighborhoods. They're a
great example for the nation's electric power industry. I congratulate them."

About Iberdrola USA: Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader
Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company serving about 2.7
million customers throughout upstate New York and New England. For more
information about Iberdrola USA, visit www.iberdrolausa.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @IberdrolaUSA .

SOURCE Iberdrola USA

Website: http://www.iberdrolausa.com
Contact: Dan Hucko, Daniel.Hucko@IberdrolaUSA.com, +1-585-724-8825
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