Monthly Archives: August 2005

KUA Customers Set New Record for Electricity Use

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New Peak Marks Seventh Power Record for Utility Since July 4 KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 17, 6:00 p.m. – Strong customer demand for electricity on Wednesday pushed Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) to a new record for energy consumption. The new system peak marked the second consecutive day of record consumption and the seventh power record to… Read more »

Kissimmee Power Use Scaling New Heights

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 16, 9:00 p.m. – In the face of relentless heat and humidity, Kissimmee residents retreated indoors Tuesday, pushing electricity consumption to a record level. A new system peak of 326.1 megawatts (MW) was set at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday with a system temperature of 101 degrees. The previous record was 325.1 MW set… Read more »

Lacerte Named FMEA Member of the Year

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 15, 5:00 p.m. – In appreciation for his ongoing dedication and commitment to Florida’s municipal electric utilities, Kissimmee Utility Authority vice president and general counsel Arthur J. “Grant” Lacerte, Jr. has been named the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s 2005 Member of the Year. The award was one of 13 given out at… Read more »

KUA Marks One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Charley

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Residents Encouraged to Remain Prepared KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 12, 11:30 a.m. – Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Charley. Charley, the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history, made landfall August 13, 2004 on the southwest coast of Florida near Punta Gorda. The storm continued north-northeastward across Central Florida before moving offshore near Daytona Beach…. Read more »

KUA Wins Two Statewide PR Awards

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 10, 8:30 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) captured two statewide awards Tuesday in the 2005 Golden Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The competition recognizes outstanding public relations programs and encourages and promotes the development of excellence in internal and external communications. In the annual… Read more »