We are Kevin Therriault, director of Substation Operations, and Kerri Therriault, director of Electric Operations, both at Central Maine Power. Together we have a combined 55 years of experience in the utility business. Both of us began at CMP in entry-level positions, holding a variety of operations positions, and are proud to be part of an organization that successfully provides a critical service and invests in grid and substation modernization.

We oversee and are part of an experienced workforce committed to our customers who respond 24/7 in the worst of conditions with one thing in mind: reliability for our customers. This team of union and professional employees work together to devise and execute an operation plan on a daily basis.

L.D. 1708, currently before the Legislature, looks to dismantle this team and replace it with a new management organization who would not have the experience, institutional knowledge, or financial structure to serve the people of Maine.

CMP customers have benefited consistently from CMP’s parent company, Avangrid, in storm restoration. CMP can scale up quickly in a storm by calling upon sister companies to assist without the need to go through the traditional mutual aid organization. With this flexibility we can restore over 100,000 customers in a day; a high bar for a nonprofit company to reach. This critical benefit will disappear under any new public power entity.

Please research the facts on your own; recent history has shown that publicly owned utilities have failed.

CMP has served the customers of central and southern Maine for more than 120 years. Employees are proud to say that “We are CMP.”

 

Kevin and Kerri Therriault

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