KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 16, 2013 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors has awarded a $5.6 million contract to Alstom Grid, Inc. for major equipment related to the construction of a new electric substation in downtown Kissimmee. The award is contingent on negotiation of a satisfactory contract.
The contract includes furnishing and installing high-voltage switchgear, distribution transformers and a shielded power cable that will interface with the switchgear.
The $17.2 million substation, a Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) gas insulated design, will replace the utility’s existing Power Plant substation which was constructed in the 1970s. Unlike the open-air design of the current substation, much of the new substation and supporting equipment will be housed inside a building to minimize the visual impact.
The substation will serve downtown Kissimmee and its business district.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent