KUA Takes Special Security Precautions

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 11, 2:15 pm – Given this morning’s events, the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has taken special steps to protect its employees and to assure the continuing reliability of electric service in Osceola county. No threats have been received. Utility officials do not discuss details of its security measures, but KUA has taken the following precautions to protect its customers throughout the state:

– KUA has locked down its Roy E. Hansel Generating Station in downtown Kissimmee and its Cane Island Power Park in Intercession City. All public tours of the facility have been suspended and only essential utility personnel are permitted inside the facilities.

– KUA has stationed employee personnel at all eleven of its electric substations scattered throughout Osceola county.

– All KUA maintenance crews are on duty and are standing by to respond to any event that might occur.

KUA’s is Florida‘s 7th largest community-owned utility serving 53,000 electric, water and Internet customers in four Central Florida counties. In addition, its Cane Island Power Park serves more than 150,000 residents in 13 Florida cities. KUA is celebrating its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116
cgent@kua.com