Monthly Archives: March 2009

Utility Employees Train to Face Nature’s Critters

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 26, 2009 – Meter readers and field service personnel from Kissimmee Utility Authority are better trained to deal with nature’s most dangerous and venomous creatures, thanks to a day-long training course held this week at Orlando’s Gatorland theme park and wildlife preserve. The hands-on training included classroom sessions as well as live… Read more »

KUA Mourns the Loss of Jeff Kronauge

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 23, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is mourning the loss of one of its own. Jeffrey L. Kronauge, a nine-year employee of the utility, died suddenly on March 19 from an aortic aneurysm. He was 54. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Kronauge worked as a power plant operator/mechanic in the utility’s… Read more »

Warmer Weather Means Higher Electric Bills

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 16, 2009 – Kissimmee homeowners could be feeling this week’s heat in next month’s power bills. Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) on Monday reported an increase in electricity consumption during the past week, fueled by warmer temperatures and lack of rainfall. Cooling a home is your single largest energy expense, accounting for approximately… Read more »

KUA Mourns the Loss of Roger Wisler

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 10, 2009 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is mourning the loss of one of its own. Roger C. Wisler, a 20-year employee of the utility, died March 4 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 44. Wisler worked as a power plant operator/mechanic in the utility’s power supply department. “We mourn the… Read more »

KUA Board Amends Utility Budget

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 5, 2009 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday approved an amended budget for 2009 that reflects more than $4 million in cuts due to lower than expected electricity sales. The savings were achieved through operational cuts as well as freezes on new hiring, employee travel and training, and… Read more »