Osceola County Commission Approves New Electric Substation

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 23, 11:00 a.m. – A new electric substation that will provide added electric reliability and meet growing demand for electricity in Kissimmee was approved Monday by the Osceola County Commission.

The $18 million project is being developed by Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) to meet explosive growth along the Pleasant Hill Road corridor in Kissimmee. In recent years, this area has experienced system load growth of 28 percent.

The project will consist of a 69/13.2kV substation and two 69kV overhead power line circuits, totaling 5.5 miles in length.

Construction on the substation is expected to begin in October once final engineering and permitting are completed, with construction expected to take approximately six months.

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