With an investment of $100,000, CMP enhanced power reliability for more than 3,300 residents of Farmingdale, Hallowell and Gardiner by making improvements to the circuits served by the Browns Crossing substation on Kennebec Drive in Farmingdale.
In just two weeks, CMP crews removed the cables underground at the substation, set several poles in front of the facility and restrung the conductor wire overhead to two circuits served by the substation.
“We often hear from customers that they assume underground wiring is more reliable because it isn’t impacted as much by trees and storms,” said Kevin Therriault, director of substation operations. “In this case, however, the freezing, thawing and various ground conditions led to faults and outages. Putting the wires overhead will allow us easier and faster access for any repairs that may be required in the future.”