Annual Report Hailed as One of Nation’s Best

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 28, 2008 – For the third year in a row, Kissimmee Utility Authority’s annual financial report has received the top award in a national annual report contest conducted by the American Public Power Association (APPA).

The awards were judged based on the effectiveness of the written text, design, financial data, creativity, graphics, organization and communication of the utility’s story.

KUA’s 2007 annual report, titled “That’s the Way it Grows,” earned the Award of Excellence among electric utilities with gross annual revenues of $75-$199 million.

The 46-page report reviews the utility’s performance and details how operational “seeds” planted by the utility during the year blossomed to meet the demands of a growing customer base. The report is available online at

The award was presented this morning to KUA by APPA board chair Maude Grantham-Richards at the association’s annual Customer Connections Conference in Nashville, Tenn. A list of the other contest winners can be found online at

APPA has honored KUA annual reports previously with Awards of Excellence in 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007 and an Award of Merit in 1995.

About APPA
APPA ( is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 not-for-profit electric utilities that are locally owned and operated by the people they serve.

About KUA
Founded in 1901, KUA ( is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836