Monthly Archives: February 2019

Local Linemen to Compete in Statewide Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2019 – Fourteen linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority will compete against linemen from other utilities throughout the state in Saturday’s 19th annual Florida Lineman Competition in Gainesville, 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 »

Spring Into Gardening With These 5 Electrical Safety Tips

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With the warmer weather settling in and spring approaching, you may begin to freshen up your yards with new plants and trees. Before gardening this season, consider these five electrical safety tips: Before digging, it’s important to be sure there isn’t a risk of any underground lines. To verify, call 8-1-1 before you start to… Read more »

6 Electric Fun Facts for Presidents’ Day

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In honor of Presidents’ day next Monday, we’d like to share 6 fun facts in history of how our past Presidents have had interaction with electricity in the White House.   FUN FACT #1 The first president to install electric lighting at the White House was Benjamin Harrison in 1891, but he never touched the… Read more »

KUA Board Appoints Brian Horton as President & General Manager, CEO

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., Feb. 13, 2019 – By unanimous consent, the Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors today appointed Brian Horton as the utility’s president and general manager/CEO, effective April 1, 2019, pending contract negotiations. Horton will succeed current president and general manager Jim Welsh, who retires March 31 after 36 years of service as head… Read more »

KUA to Host Free Movie in the Park Featuring ‘Incredibles 2’

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., Feb. 12, 2019 – Kissimmee Utility Authority, in partnership with the City of Kissimmee, will host a free Movie in the Park event on Friday, March 1 on the veterans lawn of Kissimmee Lakefront Park. The event will feature the Disney/Pixar animated superhero film “Incredibles 2,” shown on a giant 32-foot screen. The… Read more »