Monthly Archives: October 2012

KUA Joins Hurricane Sandy Restoration Effort

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 30, 2012 – Responding to a request from a storm-battered utility, crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority will travel to Allentown, Penn. this afternoon to assist in the restoration of power. PPL Electric Utilities, formerly known as Pennsylvania Power and Light, made a request for two KUA crews after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Read More »

KUA Prepared for Hurricane Sandy

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 25, 2012 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is closely monitoring Hurricane Sandy and is prepared to activate its storm response plan should the Kissimmee area be threatened. Currently, plans call for the utility’s customer service operating hours to remain on a normal schedule for Friday, Oct. 26. Should the storm’s predicted track change Read More »

Utility Honored for Community Service

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 22, 2012 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association has presented its 2012 Community Service Award to Kissimmee Utility Authority for the utility’s strong commitment to addressing community needs during the past year. KUA was one of 13 utilities statewide to be honored. FMEA Executive Director Barry Moline presented the awards during ceremonies Read More »

KUA Board Approves Contract for Power Plant Demolition

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 8, 2012 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors has approved a contract with D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. for the demolition, sale of the assets and site restoration of its Roy E. Hansel combined cycle power plant, which was decommissioned on Oct. 1 after 30 years of operation. The Plant Read More »

Lights Go Out for Kissimmee’s Power Plant

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 3, 2012 – The Roy E. Hansel combined cycle power plant that served a generation of Kissimmee residents fell silent Monday, following a decommissioning ceremony hosted by Kissimmee Utility Authority. Built by the utility on the northwestern shore of Lake Tohopekaliga in 1983, the 50-megawatt plant has been a continuous source of electricity Read More »