Monthly Archives: August 2015

Heat Wave Pushes Power Usage to Near Record Highs

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Sustained heat and humidity this week in Central Florida have led to near-record consumption of electricity in Kissimmee, the Kissimmee Utility Authority reported today. The utility’s system peak reached 342.1 megawatts Wednesday afternoon – just seven megawatts shy of its all-time peak of 349.4 MW set on August 21, 2014. The current heat wave combined… Read more »

KUA Prepares for Tropical Storm Erika, Activates Storm Plan

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 28, 2015 – In anticipation of a potential impact from Tropical Storm Erika early next week, Kissimmee Utility Authority this morning activated its emergency operations plan. The utility is currently operating at Alert Level 1 and will advance to Alert Level 2 once the storm is within 72 hours of impacting its… Read more »

KUA Offices Closed for Labor Day

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 25, 2015 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s customer service center and administrative offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7. Regular utility business hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Customers wishing to make a bill payment over the holiday weekend can do so through the utility’s automated… Read more »

KUA to Celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 21, 2015 – Kissimmee Utility Authority will proudly celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 26 in honor of the skilled and brave men and women across Florida who work with thousands of volts of electricity atop power poles and lines to deliver safe and reliable power. In 2012, the Florida House… Read more »

KUA Named a Top Company for Working Families

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 19, 2015 – Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida’s sixth largest municipally-owned utility, has been recognized for the 14th year by the Orlando Sentinel as one of its Top 100 Companies for Working Families. Top 100 companies were formally recognized at an awards luncheon held August 7 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes…. Read more »