KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 22, 2009 – Cold temperatures throughout Central Florida pushed Kissimmee Utility Authority customer electricity usage to a new all-time winter peak Thursday morning.
A winter peak of 301.2 megawatts (MW) was set at 6:51 a.m. Thursday, eclipsing the old mark of 296.5 MW set three years ago on Feb. 14, 2006. The temperature at the time of this morning’s peak was 34 degrees. One megawatt powers approximately 750 homes.
Even with the increased demand, KUA has sufficient energy and capacity to continue providing safe and reliable electric service to its customers without interruption.
The utility responded to one outage on Thursday morning, caused by an overloaded fuse. The outage affected 72 customers at the Windsor Mobile Home Village Park in Campbell City for approximately one hour.
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