Monthly Archives: July 2019

KUA Recognized As National Smart Energy Provider

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KUA Recognized As National Smart Energy Provider

KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 31, 2019 – Kissimmee Utility Authority has earned the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe, and reliable electric service. The SEP designation, which lasts… Read more »

Masked Bandit Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Kissimmee

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Masked Bandit Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 30, 2019 – A rogue raccoon jumped the fence of a Kissimmee electrical substation early Tuesday morning, single-pawedly knocking out power to 2,844 customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority for an hour. The raccoon climbed onto a 13,200-volt breaker inside the utility’s Airport Substation at 5:01 a.m. Tuesday, causing three primary feeder lines… Read more »

KUA’s Larry Mattern Elected Secretary of Statewide Power Agency

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KUA’s Larry Mattern Elected Secretary of Statewide Power Agency

KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 18, 2019 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s vice president of operations Larry Mattern was elected secretary of the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s board of directors and All-Requirements Project executive committee at the agency’s annual meeting held this week in Bonita Springs, Florida. Mattern was appointed as Kissimmee’s alternate to FMPA’s board of directors… Read more »

How Electricity Took Man to the Moon on Apollo 11

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How Electricity Took Man to the Moon on Apollo 11

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and man’s first moonwalk. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins journeyed eight days in space. Armstrong and Aldrin walked the moon’s surface and conducted experiments while Collins piloted the command module in the lunar orbit during their 22-hour… Read more »