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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 »

KUA Earns Statewide Recognition for Worker Safety

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 7, 2019 – The Florida Municipal Electric Association on Saturday presented its annual safety award to Kissimmee Utility Authority for the utility’s continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year. KUA earned the state’s third best safety record for electric utilities with 400,000 to 949,999 worker-hours of exposure. Entrants were… Read more »

KUA Receives National Commendation for Electric Restoration Efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico

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Kissimmee Utility Authority today received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support of electric power restoration efforts in Florida and Puerto Rico in 2017. Following Hurricane Irma in September, KUA restored power to its customers in Kissimmee within 75 hours of the storm before sending lineworkers and power plant technicians… Read more »