Vice President of Operations
The Operations department is responsible for planning, generating and delivering an adequate supply of electricity to the KUA customers for today and the future. The transmission and distribution of electrical services is accomplished through planning, engineering, maintenance and the expansion of KUA’s system to accomplish the balance of reliable and economical power. The generation need is met through membership in the All Requirements Project (ARP) of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). Through board and committee membership KUA directs fuel procurement, power marketing, power plant construction and joint energy ventures. Together KUA and FMPA strive to find the most economical supply of electrical power while protecting and preserving the environment. The Operations department provides twenty-four-hour generation and responsiveness to emergency calls and power outages.
This department also provides representation to all local, state and federal regulatory organizations for compliance.
Larry W. Mattern serves as Vice President of Operations, having previously served as Vice President of Power Supply since 2007.
Mattern has more than 25 years of experience in power plant construction and operation, generation planning, environmental and reliability compliance, contract negotiations, budget planning and personnel management.
Mattern has successfully served KUA in a series of positions since 1991, beginning as an apprentice electrician and later as a power plant maintenance/operations supervisor.
As vice president, Mattern manages the utility’s generation, transmission and distribution, engineering, planning, power delivery, and compliance. He provides oversight for power plant operation, construction of new generation, substations, transmission and distribution facilities, energy contract negotiations and fuel supply evaluations.
Mattern holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Mattern is a graduate of Leadership Osceola County and board member for the Four Corners Council of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce.