KUA Board Approves Contract for Power Plant Demolition

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 8, 2012 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors has approved a contract with D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. for the demolition, sale of the assets and site restoration of its Roy E. Hansel combined cycle power plant, which was decommissioned on Oct. 1 after 30 years of operation.

The Plant City, Fla.-based demolition company will pay the utility $116,000 for the rights to sell the equipment and scrap metal, returning the site to an open field.

The KUA board of directors authorized the decommissioning of the plant earlier this year because it was no longer economical to operate. The property will be returned to the city of Kissimmee for future development.

Founded in 1901, KUA 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
(407) 933-9836