Monthly Archives: March 2007

KUA VP Retires After 17 Years

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 29, 2007 – Abani K. “Ben” Sharma, vice president of Kissimmee Utility Authority’s power supply department, retires March 31 after 17 years at KUA and 33 years in the utility industry. Sharma, 67, spent much of his career in Florida and Georgia, serving as an electrical engineer for Southern Engineering Company of Read More »

Gemskie Appointed to National Public Power Council

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 23, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) chairman Nancy Gemskie has been appointed by the American Public Power Association to a one-year term on its Policy Makers Council. This marks her third consecutive appointment to the 40-member council. The council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power Read More »

Martin Dennis Named Meter Reader of the Year

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 23, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) on Thursday named Martin Dennis its 2006 meter reader of the year. Dennis was chosen from among the utility’s 20 full- and part-time meter readers for his meter reading volume and accuracy. Dennis read 101,623 electric, water and irrigation meters in 2006 with just 28 Read More »

KUA Warns of Utility Phone Scam

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 21, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today issued a warning to utility customers not to fall victim to scam artists posing as bank employees. KUA received a report on Tuesday from a customer who had been contacted by a representative of the American Bank Association on behalf of the utility. The Read More »

KUA Lassoes Four Trophies at Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 19, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) lineworkers brought home high marks and four trophies from the seventh annual Florida Lineman’s Competition on March 17 in Ocala, Fla. Twenty-one teams and 25 apprentices from municipal utilities throughout Florida gathered at the West Ocala Operations Center to recognize the profession of line work Read More »