Osceola Power Outage Affects 4,604 Customers

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 20, 9:00 a.m. – Equipment failure at a Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) substation early Wednesday morning knocked out power to 4,604 customers in Buenaventura Lakes.

The substation, located adjacent to the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County, tripped at 4:29 a.m., cutting power to all five of the substation’s distribution feeders that serve Buenaventura Lakes. KUA service and maintenance crews were dispatched at 4:30 a.m. After a complete analysis of substation infrastructure, a failed switch the size of a refrigerator was identified as the cause of the outage.

Electric service was restored to three feeders at 6:48 a.m. (3,657 customers), one at 6:57 a.m. (939 customers) and one at 7:32 a.m. (eight customers).

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric service to 58,000 customers in Osceola County.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777, ext. 1116