Monthly Archives: June 2016

Kissimmee Celebrates 115 Years with Electricity

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June 28, 2016 – Today marks the 115th anniversary of municipally-owned electric service in Kissimmee. It was during a Kissimmee City council meeting (yes, it was called Kissimmee City at that time) on June 28, 1901, that a resolution was passed authorizing the city’s purchase of Kissimmee Electric Light Company from W.C. Maynard for $4,293.59. Read More »

KUA Offices Closed for Independence Day

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June 27, 2016 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s customer service center and administrative offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Regular utility business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5. Customers wishing to make a bill payment over the holiday weekend can do so through the utility’s automated telephone system Read More »

KUA Receives National Public Power Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 21, 2016 – Kissimmee Utility Authority on June 14 received the American Public Power Association’s E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award at the association’s national conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The award, the highest given to a municipal utility in the electric industry, honors APPA member systems that have enhanced the prestige of public Read More »

Utility Opens New $3 Million Line Operations Center

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 15, 2016 – Surrounded by the army of electric linemen who keep power flowing, the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday officially opened the utility’s new $3 million line operations center. The 26,200-square-foot Kenneth L. Davis Line Operations Center serves as the utility’s crew staging area during severe weather, hurricanes Read More »

KUA Customers Set All-Time Record for Electricity Usage

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 15, 2016 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 69,000 customers used more electricity Tuesday than at any time in the utility’s 115-year history, thanks to scorching temperatures and triple-digit heat indexes that had air conditioners working overtime. KUA recorded an instantaneous system peak of 361.5 megawatts (MW) at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, eclipsing the Read More »