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Kissimmee Linemen Lasso 2 Trophies at National Rodeo

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 1, 2019 – Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home high marks and two trophies from Saturday’s Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colorado — the Super Bowl of electric linemen. Hosted by the American Public Power Association, the rodeo attracted 78 teams and 130 apprentices from utilities across the U.S. who… Read more »

KUA to Host Free Movie in the Park Featuring Disney’s ‘Moana’

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 28, 2019 – Kissimmee Utility Authority, in partnership with the City of Kissimmee, will host its final Movie in the Park of the season on Friday, April 5 on the veterans lawn of Kissimmee Lakefront Park. The event will feature the Disney animated musical adventure film “Moana,” shown on a giant 32-foot… Read more »

Kissimmee Linemen to Compete in National Lineworker Rodeo in Colorado

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 25, 2019 – Seven linemen from Kissimmee Utility Authority will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado this week to compete in Saturday’s 2019 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo. Hosted by the American Public Power Association, the annual event attracts top linemen from utilities across the United States to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in… Read more »

KUA Earns Storm Response Award for Third Consecutive Year

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 19, 2019 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association has presented Kissimmee Utility Authority with its “Restoring Communities Award” for the utility’s outstanding efforts to quickly and safely restore power to communities in 2018. The award is presented to FMEA member utilities for their work to restore power within their communities and/or sending… Read more »

KUA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Jim Welsh

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 13, 2019 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors voted unanimously at its March 6 meeting to rename the utility’s administration building in honor of president and general manager Jim Welsh, who retires on March 31. The facility, now known as the James C. Welsh Administration Building, honors Welsh’s “36 years… Read more »