Kissimmee, Fla., January 9, 9:00 am – Bitter cold temperatures in Central Florida this morning have contributed to a new electricity consumption record for Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). The new record of 275.3 megawatts (MW) was set at 7:23 am this morning, breaking the old mark of 260.9 MW set on August 30, 2001. The temperature at the time of this morning’s peak was 32 degrees.
KUA moved record amounts of electricity today with minimal effect on service to customers. The utility’s generation and transmission systems performed well to meet the highest electrical demand ever reported on its system.
KUA crews responded to several small outages throughout the system this morning, and higher than normal demand in the Buenaventura Lakes area caused a system overload at 6:58 am… leaving approximately 3,000 customers without electricity for 14 minutes. Power has been restored to all customers.
KUA’s is Florida’s 6th largest community-owned utility serving 58,000 electric, water and Internet customers in four Central Florida counties.
Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116