Monthly Archives: November 2008

Winners Named in Electrical Safety Calendar Art Contest

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 24, 2008 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today announced the winners of its 15th annual student calendar art contest. Open to Osceola County students in kindergarten through fifth grade, the contest is designed to promote electrical safety. This year, a total of 677 entries were received from 20 Osceola County elementary schools,… Read more »

Utility Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 24, 2008 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s customer service center and administrative offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. Regular utility business hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 1. Customers wishing to make a bill payment over the holiday weekend can do so through… Read more »

Light Up the Holidays with LEDs

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 21, 2008 – Decorative lights add a special glow to the holiday season. Now that these lights feature LEDs, there’s even more reason to celebrate. LED (light emitting diode) holiday light strings use up to 98% less electricity than the conventional incandescent strands, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The… Read more »

Energy Demand Up, Falls Short of Record

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 19, 2008 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is running on all cylinders this morning as its generators work to keep up with demand for electricity during this morning’s cold temperatures. At 7:30 a.m., generating units at the utility’s Hansel Generating Station and Cane Island Power Park were producing a combined 452 megawatts of… Read more »

Utility Pole Inspections Begin Monday

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 18, 2008 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s annual utility pole inspection program will kick off on Monday, Nov. 24 and continue for the next several months. The inspections help ensure the stability of the utility’s wood transmission and distribution poles during extreme weather conditions. KUA has contracted with Buffalo, New York-based Osmose Utilities Services,… Read more »