Monthly Archives: March 2011

KUA Joins Statewide Power Restoration Effort

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 31, 2011 – Responding to requests from two storm-battered utilities, crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority have traveled to Orlando and Bartow to assist in the restoration of power. As part of KUA’s mutual-aid agreement with utilities throughout the state and across the nation, the utility today sent 13 linemen, a convoy of vehicles Read More »

KUA Completes Power Restoration in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 30, 2011 – Severe thunderstorms, lightning and high winds on Wednesday afternoon left 831 Kissimmee residents without electric service. Outages were scattered throughout the Kissimmee area. Most of the outages occurred during the height of the storm at 5:04 p.m. All power was restored by 9:10 p.m. Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) Read More »

Utility Linemen Head to Ocala for Statewide Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 29, 2011 – The best linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority will travel to Ocala this week to compete in their very own version of the rodeo. Hosted by the Florida Municipal Electric Association, the 11th annual Florida Lineman Competition attracts top linemen from utilities across the state to compete in events based Read More »

KUA Lassos National Rodeo Win

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Linemen Rank Third in Nation, Best in Florida KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 21, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority crews brought home the nation’s third best ranking from the 11th annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Nashville, Tenn. In addition, they scored highest among participating Florida utilities. Held in conjunction with the American Public Power Association’s Engineering Read More »

Hardee Appointed to National Public Power Council

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 14, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority board member Reginald Hardee has been appointed by the American Public Power Association to a three-year term on its Policy Makers Council. The council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power systems like KUA while opposing harmful legislation. It also provides Read More »