Monthly Archives: April 2017

KUA Honored for Emergency Assistance to Other Utilities in 2016

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 24, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority came to the rescue – not once, but twice – to help customers of other electric utilities get their lights back on in the wake of two late-season hurricanes in 2016. These efforts have earned the utility the prestigious “Restoring Communities Award” from the Florida Municipal… Read more »

KUA Linemen Place Second in Florida, Lasso 7 Trophies at Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 24, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen placed second statewide and brought home seven trophies from Saturday’s 17th annual Florida Lineman Competition in Lakeland, hosted by the Florida Municipal Electric Association and Lakeland Electric. Twenty-six teams and 75 apprentices from utilities throughout Florida gathered to recognize the profession of line work and… Read more »

KUA Earns Statewide Recognition for Worker Safety

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 24, 2017 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association on Saturday presented its annual safety award to Kissimmee Utility Authority for the utility’s safe operating practices in 2016. KUA earned the state’s third best safety record for electric utilities with 400,000 to 999,999 worker-hours of exposure. Entrants were placed in categories according to… Read more »

KUA Wins 5 PR Awards

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 21, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority won five awards at the 2017 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced at a ceremony held April 20 in Orlando. The Image Awards competition recognizes companies and organizations that exhibit and… Read more »

Kissimmee’s “Electric Cowboys” to Compete in Statewide Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 20, 2017 – Thirteen linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority will compete against linemen from other utilities throughout the state in Saturday’s 17th annual Florida Lineman Competition in Lakeland, sponsored by the Florida Municipal Electric Association. The purpose of the day-long rodeo is to demonstrate the skill, safety and teamwork of electric linemen… Read more »