Monthly Archives: May 2006

Kissimmee City Commission Confirms Hart to KUA Board

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 31, 5:00 p.m. – The Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Bill Hart to a second term on the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors, effective October 1. Hart is vice president of surveying and engineering firm Franklin Hart and Reid and a Kissimmee resident since Read More »

Hurricane Handbook Downloads Soar as Season Approaches

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 29, 9:00 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida’s sixth largest community-owned electric utility, announced today that it has passed another milestone in the free online distribution of its 2006 Osceola Hurricane Handbook. In the two weeks since its release on May 16, the hurricane handbook has been downloaded more than 5,000 times Read More »

Wayward Squirrel Knocks Out Power to 2,900

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 26, 11:30 a.m. – A wayward squirrel was the cause of a power outage Friday morning that left 2,916 customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) without electricity for one hour. The squirrel came in contact with a 13,200-volt line at 7:20 a.m., near the southwest corner of John Young Parkway and Donegan Read More »

KUA to Host Hurricane Preparedness Meetings

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 24, 8:30 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has launched a community-wide initiative to help residents prepare for this year’s hurricane season. The utility will host a series of neighborhood meetings designed to inform the public about disaster preparedness and emergency response. Using lessons learned from the brutal 2004 and 2005 hurricane Read More »

Osceola County Commission Approves New Electric Substation

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 23, 11:00 a.m. – A new electric substation that will provide added electric reliability and meet growing demand for electricity in Kissimmee was approved Monday by the Osceola County Commission. The $18 million project is being developed by Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) to meet explosive growth along the Pleasant Hill Road corridor Read More »