KUA Board Approves $2.5M Contract for Substation Construction

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 3, 2007 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) board of directors on Wednesday approved a $2.5 million contract with Kissimmee-based Terry’s Electric, Inc. for the construction of a new electric substation in Osceola County.

The contract includes material, equipment and labor for construction of the 69,000/13,200-volt Pleasant Hill Substation as well as associated modifications to the utility’s existing Power Plant and Clay Street substations.

The project will provide added reliability and meet growing demand for electricity along the Pleasant Hill Road corridor of Kissimmee. In recent years, this area has experienced load growth of nearly 28 percent.

The contract represents a portion of a $20 million investment being made by the utility to fund the overall project.

Construction on the substation is set to begin in February with completion slated for December.

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