KISSIMMEE, Fla., February 14, 10:00 a.m. – Cold temperatures throughout Central Florida this morning sent Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) customer demand for electricity soaring to a new winter record.
The record of 296.5 megawatts (MW) was set at 6:52 a.m. Tuesday, eclipsing the old mark of 286.1 MW set three years ago on Jan. 24, 2003. The temperature at the time of this morning’s peak was 37 degrees.
Even with the increased demand, KUA has sufficient energy and capacity to continue providing safe and reliable electric service to its customers without interruption.
“KUA’s system and generating facilities all performed extremely well during this morning’s record cold and demand,” said Chris Gent, KUA’s manager of corporate communications. “We have plenty of electricity available for our customers with nearly all of our power plants operating at 100 percent.”
KUA’s all-time record peak of 331 megawatts was set on Aug. 17, 2005.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.
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Chris M. Gent
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