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10 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Hurricane Season

Posted June 20, 2019 at by & filed under Blog.

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

Posted June 14, 2019 at by & filed under Blog.

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 »

Attaching Signs to Utility Poles Presents Safety Hazards – And It’s Illegal

Posted May 31, 2019 at by & filed under Blog.

June is National Safety Month and a perfect time to remind residents not to use utility poles as personal billboards. It may seem innocent enough, but putting garage sale signs, birthday party balloons, lost pet posters or other items on utility poles creates serious safety hazards. Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs—as well… Read more »

8 Lightning Safety Tips for Summer

Posted May 24, 2019 at by & filed under Blog.

With this weekend being Memorial Day Weekend and the heat rolling in, summer is officially kicking off in Kissimmee. While the temperatures are warmer, summer also brings storm season upon us. Kissimmee Utility Authority reminds you of these lightning safety tips: If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. When thunder roars,… Read more »

Armed Forces Day: How Kissimmee Helped Win the War

Posted May 17, 2019 at by & filed under Blog.

Saturday is Armed Forces Day, a day set aside to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard. It’s also an opportunity to highlight Kissimmee’s role during World War II and how its electric utility helped power the… Read more »