Monthly Archives: June 2019

Heat Wave Prompts Record-Breaking Electricity Use in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 24, 2019 – For the second time in a month, Kissimmee residents have set a new all-time record for electricity use. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 388.8 megawatts (MW) at 4:37 p.m. Monday, eclipsing the previous record of 380.8 MW set on May 28. Monday’s above-normal temperatures combined… Read more »

10 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Hurricane Season

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Did you know that 43% of businesses that experience a disaster and have no emergency plan never reopen? Kissimmee Utility Authority reminds you to have a plan to protect your workers and work flow before disaster strikes. Here are 10 things to get you started: Create an evacuation plan and post it on each level… Read more »

3 Energy-Saving Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day

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Still thinking of what to get dad this Father’s Day? Kissimmee Utility Authority offers three energy-saving gift ideas to consider: Energy Efficient Power Tools Consider shopping for cordless power tools. Paired with ENERGY-STAR-certified battery chargers, he could save about 30% more electricity. Gas or Charcoal Grills Using an oven indoors while running the AC can… Read more »

KUA Earns High Scores in Customer Satisfaction Survey

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 13, 2019 – Excellent reliability, knowledgeable employees and concern for customer safety helped Kissimmee Utility Authority increase overall customer satisfaction in 2019, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by the utility. The 61-question survey, conducted by telephone by Cromwell, Connecticut-based research firm GreatBlue Research, Inc., measured customer satisfaction by… Read more »

Retired KUA President Honored with National Public Power Service Award

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 12, 2019 – Retired Kissimmee Utility Authority president and general manager Jim Welsh was honored Tuesday by the American Public Power Association for his service to the association. APPA presented its Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award to Welsh as part of its national conference in Austin, Texas. Welsh retired on March… Read more »