Monthly Archives: April 2006

KUA Offering Free Trees to Customers

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 1, 2:30 p.m. – In an effort to beautify the community while shading buildings to reduce consumer energy costs, the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is giving away free red maple trees to its customers in Osceola County, while supplies last. KUA’s Tree Power program is also designed to educate consumers about the Read More »

Two Residents Apply for Utility Board Opening

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 1, 9:30 a.m. – Two Kissimmee residents have submitted applications to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board of directors of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). The deadline for completed applications was April 28. The five-year term of William Hart expires on Sept. 30, 2006, leaving the open seat. Hart is eligible for Read More »

KUA Triumphs at FPRA Image Awards

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 27, 10:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) was among the big winners at the 2006 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Thursday evening at a ceremony held at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando. Read More »

Contractor Accident Leaves Downtown Kissimmee Without Power

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 24, 1:25 p.m. – A contractor hired to relocate a high-voltage power line for the new Lawrence Silas Boulevard in downtown Kissimmee struck the line this morning leaving approximately 1,000 customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) without power for over an hour. The overhead boom of a service truck owned by Glades Utility Services, Read More »

Electricity Use Soars in Osceola

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 21, 8:30 a.m. – Warmer than average temperatures this week have caused electricity use in Osceola County to soar, according to Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). Customers of the utility used 282.9 megawatts of electricity at 5:29 p.m. on Thursday, compared to 186.5 used on the same day in 2005. KUA’s all-time system Read More »