Yearly Archives: 2005

KUA Seeks Public Input on Proposed Facilities

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 10, 12:00 noon – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) will hold an open house at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 to receive public comment on proposed electrical facilities for the Pleasant Hill Road area of Kissimmee. Growth along the Pleasant Hill Road corridor in recent years has resulted in KUA’s current electric… Read more »

KUA Unveils Hansel Commemorative Poster

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 10, 9:00 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is pleased to unveil a poster to commemorate the decommissioning of the Roy E. Hansel Diesel Generating Station. The poster serves as a visual reminder of the historic power plant that served generations of Kissimmee residents. Built on the northwestern shore of Lake Tohopekaliga… Read more »

Free Downtown Wi-Fi Proves Popular with Residents, Tourists

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More Than 600 Users Log On in First Month KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 7, 2:00 p.m. – In its first month of availability, Kissimmee Utility Authority’s free Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network or “hot zone” in downtown Kissimmee has hosted more than 600 users. Launched by the utility on Sept. 7 to help boost downtown revitalization efforts,… Read more »

KUA Employees Head Back to Hurricane Region

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 5, 5:30 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) employees are back in the Gulf Coast tonight assisting a community that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Two utility employees — Robin Helquist and Gloria Fisher — left Kissimmee early Wednesday for Long Beach, Miss. They will return to Central Florida on Oct. 13…. Read more »

KUA Board to Honor 130 Years of Combined Employee Service

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 4, 10:00 a.m. – The Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) board of directors on Oct. 5 will honor nine employees for a combined 130 years of service to the utility. Those being honored will include: 20 yearsDon Anderson, power plant operator/mechanicRobin Helquist, manager of customer reading and billing servicesNeal Hughes, power plant lead… Read more »