Monthly Archives: July 2005

The Heat is On: Kissimmee Reports Record Power Use

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 28, 7:15 p.m. – For the second day in a row and the fifth time in three weeks, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) reported an unprecedented demand for electricity. A new system peak of 325.1 megawatts (MW) was set at 4:34 p.m. on Thursday with an outside temperature of 96 degrees. Wednesday’s record Read More »

Heat Leads to Power Use Record in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 27, 10:30 p.m. – Strong customer demand for electricity on Wednesday pushed Kissimmee Utility Authority to a new all-time record for energy consumption. The new system peak marked the fourth power record to be established since July 4. At 4:34 p.m. on Wednesday, KUA recorded a system peak of 322.3 megawatts (MW), Read More »

Hurricane Preparedness Handbook Now Available in Spanish

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 15, 12:30 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida’s sixth largest community-owned electric utility, today released a Spanish language version of its 2005 Osceola Hurricane Handbook. The guide, which is offered annually to Osceola County residents, was developed by the utility to help individuals and families prepare for the potentially devastating effects of Read More »

KUA Energy Guide, Annual Report Honored

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 11, 4:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) was honored Monday with two awards of excellence in APEX 2005, the seventeenth annual international awards program recognizing excellence in printed and online publications. KUA received a Grand Award – one of only 100 given out worldwide – for its new residential energy guide, Read More »

KUA Restores More Customers Overnight

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Utility Sends Crews to Panhandle to Assist with Power Restoration KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 10, 1:30 p.m. – Continued high winds from Hurricane Dennis knocked out power overnight to more than 2,000 of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 58,000 customers in Osceola County. Electric service has been restored to all customers. Since midnight Saturday, utility crews have responded Read More »