KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 26, 3:00 pm – Thursday, June 28, will mark the 100th anniversary of community-owned electric service in Kissimmee.
It was during a Kissimmee City Council meeting on
The utility’s first purchase was a 15-kilowatt generator in 1901 — enough to power just 150 100-watt lightbulbs or 12 personal hairdryers. That was followed by the addition of three diesel generators in the 1920s to serve the approximately 200 electric customers in
At the conclusion of tomorrow’s Board of Directors meeting, KUA will receive the Century Award from the American Public Power Association. Established in 1987, the Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their consumers and community continuously for 100 years.
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