Monthly Archives: November 2005

Holiday Glow Increases Demand for Electricity

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KUA Offers Tips for Calculating Holiday Lighting Costs KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 28, 3:00 p.m. — If you are making a list and checking it twice this holiday season, make sure energy-efficient holiday lighting is on it. The annual ritual of stringing up holiday lights in Kissimmee is estimated to increase the appetite for electric power Read More »

KUA Signs 4,000th Phone Subscriber

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 22, 10:00 a.m. — Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), Florida’s sixth largest municipally-owned utility, reached a major milestone today with the signing of its 4,000th telephone subscriber. The utility began offering local and long distance telephone service in February 2004 to residents of Osceola and Orange counties. KUA, in partnership with New Smyrna Read More »

Kitchen Tips for an Energy-Wise Thanksgiving

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 21, 10:00 a.m. — As you prepare for the holidays and celebrate with family and friends, remember that extra cooking, activities and people in your home can cause your electric bill to go up. Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) offers these simple tips to help you keep your energy costs down during the Read More »

Power Crews Return Home from South Florida

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 15, 1:30 p.m. — Power crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) returned home today after a 12-day hurricane relief mission in south Florida. KUA’s crews were part of a multi-utility mutual aid effort that helped return power to approximately three million Florida Power & Light customers who lost service after Hurricane Wilma. Read More »

KUA Crews Help Light Up South Florida

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 7, 1:30 p.m. – Utility crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on Nov. 4 to assist in the battle to restore power in areas devastated by Hurricane Wilma. KUA sent 10 linemen, six vehicles and several thousand pounds of supplies to assist Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) with the restoration Read More »