This summer, CMP replaced a distribution substation on Route 1 in Scarborough. Built in the 1920s by Cumberland Light & Power Co the substation was in need of upgrading to meet demand in the area.
As part of CMP’s Substation Modernization Plan, a new substation was built at 35 Broadturn Road in Scarborough.
The new substation equipment provides better reliability and will meet National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) standards. Upgraded technical components were installed in a new, control house, enabling remote substation monitoring capabilities and connections to CMP’s control center.
The new and upgraded system will not only reliably and safely meet the needs of our residential and commercial customers in the area, including Abbott Labs, but will also offer capacity to better support economic development.
The project began in August 2020 during the heart of COVID-19. Thirty Maine-based contractors were involved with the project from start to this summer’s energization.