Monthly Archives: July 2006

KUA Customers to See Lower Bills in August

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 1, 11:00 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority customers can expect lower energy costs this month, the utility announced Tuesday. Decreases in the market price of natural gas made it possible to lower the monthly bill of a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity from $114.61 to $111.33, or 2.9 percent…. Read more »

Lightning, Severe Thunderstorms Knock Out Power to 2,700

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 31, 9:45 p.m. – Severe thunderstorms and lightning on Monday evening left several thousand Osceola County residents without electric service. At the peak of the storm at 7:04 p.m., nearly 2,700 customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) were without power. The outages were mostly scattered, although the heaviest storm damage was concentrated… Read more »

Rummaging Raccoon Causes Kissimmee Power Outage

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 24, 9:15 a.m. – A curious raccoon scampered into a Kissimmee Utility Authority substation early Monday morning, causing a power outage that affected 2,858 customers — including traffic signals along a section of U.S. 192. Electric service was interrupted at 4:53 a.m., and power was restored 31 minutes later at 5:24 a.m…. Read more »

Welsh Elected Chairman of Statewide Power Agency

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 20, 9:00 a.m. – James C. “Jim” Welsh, P.E., president and general manager of Kissimmee Utility Authority, today was elected chairman of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), a wholesale power company supporting municipal electric utilities throughout the state. The announcement was made during the agency’s annual meeting in Naples, Fla. Welsh… Read more »

Gemskie, Welsh to Speak at Utility Conference

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 14, 3:00 p.m. – Nancy Gemskie, chairman of the Kissimmee Utility Authority, and Jim Welsh, president and general manager of the utility, will offer a joint presentation at the 2006 FMEA-FMPA Annual Conference on Thursday, July 20, 2006 in Naples, Fla. The presentation, titled “Evaluating the CEO from Top and Bottom,” will… Read more »