KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 31, 4:30 p.m. – The diesel generators at Kissimmee Utility Authority’s Roy E. Hansel Generating Station are on the move.
During the past few weeks, workers from Hickman, Neb.-based Farabee Mechanical, Inc. have been busy dismantling the eight diesel generators at the downtown Kissimmee power plant. Two of the generators, units 14 and 15, today were removed from their concrete foundations.
The generators and the historic buildings that housed them were decommissioned by the utility on September 30, 2005 after 104 years of continuous service to the residents of Kissimmee. The facility was decommissioned because the units were no longer economical to operate.
The generators will be stored locally by Farabee until they are ready to be shipped to buyers in South America.
Site clean-up at the plant should be completed in June.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) 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
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