Monthly Archives: January 2009

KUA Power Consumption Record Broken

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 22, 2009 – Cold temperatures throughout Central Florida pushed Kissimmee Utility Authority customer electricity usage to a new all-time winter peak Thursday morning. A winter peak of 301.2 megawatts (MW) was set at 6:51 a.m. Thursday, eclipsing the old mark of 296.5 MW set three years ago on Feb. 14, 2006. The… Read more »

KUA Offers Energy-Saving Tips for Winter Weather

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 15, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) encourages residents to prepare for an approaching cold front that is expected to bring near-freezing temperatures to the region on Friday and Saturday. “We expect to see high electricity use by our customers during the next 48 hours,” said Chris Gent, KUA’s vice president of… Read more »

Utility Says “Tanks for the Memories”

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 14, 2009 – Demolition of two aboveground storage tanks at Kissimmee Utility Authority’s Roy E. Hansel Generating Station begins Thursday in downtown Kissimmee. Installed in 1981, the twin 500,000-gallon tanks have housed backup diesel fuel for the power plant’s generating units. After January 1, 2008 the generators began operating on natural gas… Read more »

KUA Offices Closed for MLK Day

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 13, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s customer service center and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Customers wishing to make a bill payment over the holiday weekend can do so through the… Read more »

Utility Releases 2009 Electrical Safety Calendar

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 12, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has released its 2009 calendar of electrical safety, featuring the winning entries from its annual student art contest. The 12-month wall calendar is themed around electrical safety in the home and workplace. This year, a total of 677 entries were received from 20 Osceola County… Read more »