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CMP Agrees To Create $500,000 Pandemic Assistance Fund After Sending Disconnection Threats

Central Maine Power is agreeing to create a half-million-dollar fund to assist customers who’ve been affected by the pandemic.

CMP agreed to the measure in a deal with the state’s public advocate, after the company was accused of sending customers false threats of wintertime service disconnection.

The Public Utilities Commission still needs to weigh in on the proposed settlement. One lawmaker who helped bring the misleading notices to light says the company should be fined more, and give back money it received in response to the disconnection threats.