Yearly Archives: 2014

KUA Sets Second Consecutive Peak Demand Record

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 20, 2014 – For the second consecutive day, customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority set a new system peak demand record for electricity use. KUA recorded an instantaneous system peak of 345.4 megawatts (MW) at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday. This surpassed by three megawatts the peak demand of 342 MW set Tuesday afternoon. The… Read more »

Kissimmee Residents Set All-Time Peak for Energy Usage

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 19, 2014 – With outdoor heat indices reaching 105 degrees and air conditioners working overtime, customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority today set a new system peak demand record for electricity use. KUA recorded an instantaneous system peak of 342 megawatts (MW) at 4:32 p.m. this afternoon, eclipsing the previous peak of 338.8… Read more »

KUA Wins 2 Statewide PR Awards

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 19, 2014 – Kissimmee Utility Authority won two awards at the 2014 Golden Image Awards, an annual statewide competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced at a gala held at the association’s 76th annual conference held last week in Orlando. The competition recognizes companies and organizations that… Read more »

Summer Heat Equals Higher Utility Bills

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 28, 2014 – Near-record electricity consumption this month by customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority will likely lead to higher power bills in the coming weeks. The recent heat wave combined with the lack of afternoon thunderstorms has forced air conditioners to work overtime. “As temperatures rise, so does demand for air conditioning,”… Read more »

KUA Board Adopts $222 Million Budget

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 10, 2014 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday approved a $222 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2015. The vote came after a workshop and public hearing on the budget. The approved budget is $7.4 million, or three percent, higher than the 2014 budget and marks… Read more »