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KUA Lineman Earns Trophy at National Rodeo

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Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home high marks and a trophy from Saturday’s 15th annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Sacramento, California. Fifty-eight teams and 86 apprentices from municipal utilities across the nation gathered to recognize the profession of line work and demonstrate the safety, skill and endurance of electric linemen. The rodeo-style competition, held… Read more »

KUA Unveils New Bucket Truck Dedicated to Kite Flying Safety

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Kissimmee Utility Authority on May 22 unveiled the newest bucket truck in its fleet of response vehicles and used student artwork on the truck’s exterior to promote kite flying safety. The 8-ton truck features the photo and artwork of the utility’s 2015 student calendar art contest winner, fifth grader Lean Hour Tan from Holy Redeemer… Read more »

Utility Linemen Raise $3,570 for Autism Outreach

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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!

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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

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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 »