KUA Annual Report Hailed as Nation’s Best

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KISSIMMEE , Fla., Nov. 7, 2006 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 2005 annual report today received the top award in a national annual report contest conducted by the American Public Power Association (APPA).

The awards were judged based on the effectiveness of the written text, design, financial data, creativity, graphics, organization and communication of the utility’s story.

KUA’s annual report, titled “A Lifetime of Power,” earned the Award of Excellence among electric utilities with gross annual revenues of $75-$199 million.

The 48-page annual report pays tribute to the utility’s Roy E. Hansel diesel power plant which was decommissioned in September 2005 after 104 years of continuous service. The report is available online at http://www.kua.com/corporate.

The award was presented this morning to KUA by APPA president and CEO Alan Richardson and board chairman John Twitty at the association’s annual Customer Connections Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

About APPA
APPA (
www.appanet.org) is the national trade association representing the interests of more than 2,000 community-and state-owned electric utilities that serve 43 million consumers across the United States.

About KUA
Founded in 1901, KUA (
www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116
cgent@kua.com