Monthly Archives: December 2017

Mylar Balloons Spark Power Outage in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 15, 2017 – A pair of Mylar balloons released Friday morning in Kissimmee were responsible for a power outage affecting more than 2,500 homes and businesses, the Kissimmee Utility Authority reported today. At 11:27 a.m., the balloons became entangled in overhead power lines near the intersection of Carroll Street and Thacker Avenue, Read More »

Utility Offices Closed for Christmas, New Year’s

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 13, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s customer service center and administrative offices will be closed in observance of Christmas on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26. Regular utility business hours will resume on Wednesday, December 27. Utility offices will also be closed for New Year’s Day on Monday, January 1, 2018. Read More »

KUA Linemen Named Grand Marshals of Kissimmee Holiday Parade

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 9, 2017 – The six Kissimmee Utility Authority workers who spent 36 days restoring power on the storm-battered island of Puerto Rico have been named the grand marshals of tonight’s Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Kissimmee. The workers will be on the lead float of the parade along with their families. Read More »

Life-Saving Lineman Honored as KUA Employee of the Year

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 7, 2017 – Apprentice lineman Brendan Laflamme has been named Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 2017 employee of the year for his heroic efforts in saving the life of a child. The award recognizes and rewards exemplary performance by a KUA employee based on both performance of their responsibilities as outlined in their job Read More »

Winners of KUA Energy Conservation Calendar Contest Announced

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 5, 2017 – Kissimmee Utility Authority today announced the winners of its 24th annual student calendar art contest. Open to Osceola County students in kindergarten through fifth grade, the contest is designed to promote energy conservation among students and their families. This year, a total of 1,934 entries were received from 41 Read More »