Yearly Archives: 2011

KUA Wins Statewide PR Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 11, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 2009 annual report this week captured a statewide award in the Golden Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The award was presented as part of FPRA’s 73rd annual conference in Naples, Fla. The competition recognizes companies that exhibit and employ… Read more »

Employee Names Released in Substation Accident

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 8, 2011 – Kissimmee Utility Authority has released the names of the two utility employees injured in yesterday’s electrical substation accident. John Johnson, age 60Date of Hire: 7/24/95 Robert Treasure, age 43Date of Hire: 9/21/98 The accident is under investigation. Founded in 1901, KUA (https://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing… Read more »

Transformer Explosion Kills One, Injures Two at KUA Substation

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 7, 2011 – A high-voltage electrical transformer exploded Sunday morning at a Kissimmee Utility Authority substation, leaving one contractor dead and two utility employees with second and third-degree burns. The three were performing maintenance on a 230,000/69,000-volt transformer at the utility’s Clay Street Substation (map: http://bit.ly/nObNAn) at 9:14 am when the unit… Read more »

KUA Board Approves Transfer Millage Rate Increase

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 3, 2011 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday approved a request by the Kissimmee City Commission to increase the electric utility transfer millage rate from 6.24 mils per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 6.91 mils per kWh. This increase will enable the City to maintain its current level of public… Read more »

KUA’s Lacerte Elected to Statewide Utility Board

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 3, 2011 – During its annual meeting held in July, members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association elected Kissimmee Utility Authority vice president and general counsel Arthur J. “Grant” Lacerte Jr. as president-elect of the organization’s board of directors. Board members participate in regular meetings held across the state and are charged… Read more »