KUA Energizes New Substation to Accommodate Growth

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 23, 2008 – Kissimmee Utility Authority today energized a new electrical substation that will increase power reliability for parts of Kissimmee.

Named the Pleasant Hill Substation, the $18 million project was developed in an area of Kissimmee that has seen explosive growth in recent years, including a 28 percent increase in load growth in 2004 alone.

The substation project consisted of a 69,000/13,200-volt substation and two 69,000-volt overhead power line circuits, totaling 6.24 miles in length. The substation is located near the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Pleasant Hill Ranch Road.

A substation serves as a control and transfer point on an electrical transmission system. Substations route and control electrical power flow, transform voltage levels, and serve as delivery points to individual utility customers. KUA owns and maintains 11 substations in Kissimmee.

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) 933-9836
cgent@kua.com