Release Date: 06-08-2018Bangor, Maine — While conducting line inspections for reliability within our territory in eastern Maine, Emera Maine is continuing work to improve response to damage reports and requests for service. Emera Maine contractors are installing pole number tags and recording the GPS location of poles, including private poles, bearing electricity distribution lines throughout the Bangor Hydro District. Customers can use the pole number to report system damage or identify a pole for service, among other requests. Contractors with Davey Resource Group, which is conducting inspections and installations, operate vehicles with placards stating they are a “Contractor for Emera Maine.” They also carry Davey employee ID badges. Every year, Emera Maine inspects a portion of the distribution system to gain precise information about condition and location of utility poles within our territory. The pole numbering and mapping project is one of a number of efforts to continually improve reliability and customer service. The project will continue throughout 2018. SAFETY TIP: If you see a pole or wire that has fallen or been damaged, don’t approach it. Never touch a downed power line and never try to move one. _ _ _ Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.