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Utility Linemen Raise $3,570 for Autism Outreach

Posted August 28, 2015 at by & filed under Blog.

The linemen of Kissimmee Utility Authority are not only building a stronger electric system, they’re building a stronger community, too. April was National Autism Awareness Month which coincided with the 15th annual Florida Lineman Competition in Tallahassee, a statewide rodeo-style competition that demonstrates the safety, skill and endurance of electric linemen. To promote autism awareness… Read more »

KUA Warning: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Posted August 28, 2015 at by & filed under Blog.

Summer has arrived and along with it the peak season for lightning strikes. While lightning can happen year round in Florida, thunderstorms and lightning occur most often at this time of year. Each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning. While it’s true a small percentage of lightning strike… Read more »

Heat Wave Pushes Power Usage to Near Record Highs

Posted August 28, 2015 at by & filed under Blog.

Sustained heat and humidity this week in Central Florida have led to near-record consumption of electricity in Kissimmee, the Kissimmee Utility Authority reported today. The utility’s system peak reached 342.1 megawatts Wednesday afternoon – just seven megawatts shy of its all-time peak of 349.4 MW set on August 21, 2014. The current heat wave combined… Read more »