Monthly Archives: October 2016

KUA Receives Statewide Community Service Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 28, 2016 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association has presented its 2016 Building Strong Communities Award to Kissimmee Utility Authority for the utility’s strong commitment to addressing community needs during the past year. KUA was one of 15 utilities honored statewide. FMEA executive director Barry Moline presented the award to KUA during Read More »

KUA Board Welcomes New Member, Elects Officers

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 28, 2016 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Oct. 5 welcomed its newest board member and held its annual election of officers. Manuel “Manny” Ortega, a career law enforcement professional, took the oath of office to begin a five-year term on the volunteer utility board. He is the third Read More »

KUA Offers Halloween Safety Tips

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 25, 2016 – Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year for decorating, second only to Christmas. As consumers and families in Kissimmee prepare to celebrate Halloween with elaborate decorations, creative costumes and candlelight displays, Kissimmee Utility Authority recommends the following important safety tips to keep families and homes Read More »

KUA Dedicates New Electric Substation

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 24, 2016 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Oct. 19 officially dedicated its new Roy E. Hansel Electric Substation. The $17.2 million substation uses state-of-the-art technology in substation design with Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which reduces the required space for the substation to approximately 30 percent of a conventional Read More »

Mission Accomplished: Kissimmee Power Crews Headed Home

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 15, 2016 – After a week of work in the hurricane-ravaged community of Orangeburg, South Carolina, power crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority return home to Central Florida today. KUA sent 11 linemen, a convoy of 10 vehicles and several thousand pounds of supplies on Oct. 9 to assist the Orangeburg Department of Read More »