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KUA Board Adopts $239 Million Budget

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For immediate release — July 7, 2021   KISSIMMEE— The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday approved a $239 million operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2022. The vote came after several Board discussions and a public hearing on the budget. The approved budget is a 3.9 % increase from the 2021… Read more »

How Electricity Took Man to the Moon on Apollo 11

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How Electricity Took Man to the Moon on Apollo 11

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and man’s first moonwalk. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins journeyed eight days in space. Armstrong and Aldrin walked the moon’s surface and conducted experiments while Collins piloted the command module in the lunar orbit during their 22-hour… Read more »

6 Monumental Firework Safety Tips for 4th of July

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Independence Day is almost here, and while it’s a day to celebrate, let’s not forget about firework safety. In 2018, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, but you’ll enjoy them much more knowing your family is safe. Here… Read more »

Kissimmee Sets All-Time Record for Electricity Usage

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 28, 2019 – Kissimmee residents used more electricity Tuesday than at any other time in the utility’s 118-year history, thanks to scorching temperatures and triple-digit heat indexes that had air conditioners working overtime. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 380.8 megawatts (MW) at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday, eclipsing the previous… Read more »