Yearly Archives: 2011

Utility to Stage Mock Disaster

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 5, 2011 – In an effort to test the response time and operational readiness of its employees, Kissimmee Utility Authority on Thursday, April 7 will conduct a full-scale mock disaster exercise. The drill will involve a wide range of activities, including both live-action training and table top exercises. Activities will include pre-… Read more »

Utility Lassoes Five Trophies at Statewide Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 4, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home high marks and five trophies from Saturday’s 11th annual Florida Lineman Competition in Ocala. Twelve teams and 28 apprentices from municipal utilities throughout Florida gathered to recognize the profession of line work and demonstrate the safety, skill and endurance of electric linemen. The… Read more »

KUA Earns Industry Safety Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 4, 2011 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association has presented its annual safety award to Kissimmee Utility Authority for the utility’s safe operating practices in 2010. KUA earned the state’s second best safety record for electric utilities in category D, which is comprised of utilities with 400,000 to 999,999 worker-hours of exposure…. Read more »

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 »