KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 29, 8:30 am — Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has released its 2001 annual report. Copies have been distributed to local elected officials, utility employees, and members of the financial community, and are available to the public upon request.
The report — titled “Generation for the Generations” — features a financial summary of 2001 as well as a nine-chapter narrative on the utility’s 100 years of service to the community. The report can also be downloaded from the utility’s web site at www.kua.com .
2001 was a year worth noting. It was 100 years ago, in fact, that electricity first came to Kissimmee. This is truly remarkable… especially when you consider that Kissimmee had electric lights one year before Tallahassee, eleven years before Gainesville, and 22 years before the residents of Orlando. The pioneer vision that led the citizens of Kissimmee to vote to own and operate the city’s electric utility in 1901 has paid untold benefits to residents in the century since then. The people of Kissimmee have enjoyed low rates and reliable electricity for most of the past 100 years. More importantly, they have benefited from the energy independence that a city-owned utility brings to a community.
The annual report features interviews with current employees and retirees of the utility. The report opens with a page that honors the memory of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks on America.
KUA is Florida’s 6th largest community-owned utility serving 58,000 electric, water and Internet customers in four Central Florida counties. KUA celebrated its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.
Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116