Monthly Archives: July 2007

Bizarre Car Accident Causes Kissimmee Power Outage

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 31, 2007 – About 130 customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority were plunged into darkness Tuesday morning after a one-car accident left the vehicle on top of a 13,200-volt padmount switchgear box. The bizarre accident occurred at 6:22 a.m. in The Oaks subdivision, adjacent to the community clubhouse on The Oaks Boulevard in… Read more »

KUA Offers Lightning Safety Tips

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 27, 2007 – Lightning from recent afternoon thunderstorms in Central Florida has left behind brush fires, damaged homes, power outages and residents scrambling for cover. Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) understands the impact lightning can have on a community. Each year, its infrastructure, both overhead and underground, suffers damage caused by lightning. In… Read more »

Welsh Re-Elected Chairman of FMPA

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 20, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) president and general manager Jim Welsh today was re-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 Palm Beach, Fla. Welsh has served on… Read more »

Kissimmee Sets All-Time Record for Electricity Demand

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 18, 2007 – A record demand for electricity was set Wednesday in Kissimmee, as the temperature soared to 95 degrees. The new system peak marks the highest demand for electricity in Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 106-year history. The utility reached an instantaneous demand peak of 338.3 megawatts at 4:21 p.m., while air conditioners battled outside heat and humidity…. Read more »

Hostetler Earns Top Finance Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 16, 2007 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) vice president of finance and risk management Joseph Hostetler has been named one of the nation’s top 350 professionals in treasury and finance by the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP). Hostetler was selected from among 100,000 finance professionals nationwide. Selection was based on strict criteria… Read more »