KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 9, 2018 – Kissimmee Utility Authority will host the 18th annual Florida Lineman Competition on Saturday, March 10 at Osceola Heritage Park.
Established in 2001 by the Florida Municipal Electric Association, the rodeo-style competition is where electric linemen from utilities throughout Florida come together for training and to demonstrate the skill, safety and teamwork of lineworkers in a series of timed events.
The event kicks off with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. and the competition continues until approximately 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Kissimmee previously hosted the statewide competition in 2006 and a national rodeo in 2013.
The Florida Municipal Electric Association represents the unified interests of 34 public power communities across the state, which provide electricity to more than three million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 74,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.