KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 10, 2007 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) broke ground today on a new electric substation that will provide added reliability and meet growing demand for electricity in Kissimmee.
Named the Pleasant Hill Substation, the $18 million project is being 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.
“This project marks yet another major investment in infrastructure by KUA,” said utility chairman Nancy Gemskie at today’s groundbreaking ceremony. “This demonstrates our unwavering commitment to meet the growing energy needs of thousands of residents and businesses in Kissimmee.”
The project will consist of a 69/13.2kV substation and two 69kV overhead power line circuits, totaling 5.5 miles in length. The substation will be built by Kissimmee-based Terry’s Electric and is slated for completion in December.
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