Monthly Archives: June 2001

KUA Board Adopts $158.6 Million Budget

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 27, 7:00 pm — At tonight’s meeting of the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) Board of Directors, the Board adopted a $158.6 million budget for Fiscal Year 2002. The 4-0 vote came after a public hearing on the budget. Highlights of the new budget include capital expenditures of $13.5 million and the rollover Read More »

KUA to Mark 100 Years of Service on Thursday

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 26, 3:00 pm – Thursday, June 28, will mark the 100th anniversary of community-owned electric service in Kissimmee. It was during a Kissimmee City Council meeting on June 28, 1901, that a resolution was passed authorizing the City’s purchase of Kissimmee Electric Light Company from W.C. Maynard for $4,293.59. Maynard, a Kissimmee Read More »

KUA Introduces Bilingual Phone Services

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 22, 11:30 am — Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has introduced a state-of-the-art automated telephone system that allows customers to conduct business with the utility in English or Spanish. After dialing (407) 933-7777, customers enter the system and are asked to choose the language in which they prefer to conduct business. The system Read More »

Squirrel Leaves 3,000 Customers Without Power

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 12, 9:45 am – The culprit of this morning’s power outage has been discovered, but the troublemaker isn’t talking. A squirrel snuck into a Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) substation, causing 3,000 customers to go without power, said KUA spokesman Chris Gent. The incident occurred at 8:38 am. KUA crews removed the animal Read More »

KUA to Receive National Award for 100 Years of Service

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 11, 12:30 pm – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) will receive the Century Award from the American Public Power Association on June 27, the eve of its 100th anniversary. Established in 1987, the Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their consumers and community continuously for 100 Read More »