From A Tiny Dam In 1899 To A Cog In A Multi-national Corporation: A History Of Cmp - Portland Press Herald
Like other energy companies, CMP would utlimately be swept up in a surge of acquisitions. : Central Maine Power traces its origins to 1899, when engineer William Wyman and a partner hooked up a tiny hydro generator to serve 100 customers in Oakland. Today, CMP distributes power to 600,000 customers but generates no electricity. It has evolved into a small subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A., a worldwide energy company headquartered in a 40-story office building in Bilbao, Spain.