Statewide Capacity Advisory Discontinued

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 28, 12:15 p.m. – The Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) today discontinued its statewide Generating Capacity Advisory after confirming that utilities throughout Florida were able to manage available fuels to ensure the reliability of the state’s electric grid.

Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) joined other Florida utilities on Sept. 22 in supporting FRCC’s initial appeal for energy conservation after Hurricane Rita impacted natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.

KUA appreciates the efforts of its customers in reducing demand for electricity during the past seven days.

Energy conservation is still encouraged to help extend the effectiveness of current fuel supplies. KUA offers the following energy-saving tips:

* Adjust thermostat settings for air conditioning to 80 degrees or higher, if health permits. Keep temperature readings constant until notified that the fuel shortage has passed.
* Close curtains and blinds to help insulate homes and buildings against cooling loss.
* Avoid using room air conditioners; turn them off when you leave the room or home.
* Reduce use of all non-essential electric appliances. Run your dishwasher and wash and dry your laundry later in the evening.
* Turn off all non-essential lighting and electric appliances, such as pool pumps.
* When possible, use your microwave or countertop appliances for cooking instead of the oven or stove.

For additional energy conservation tips, customers can visit the utility’s Web site at www.kua.com/resources.

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