Posts Tagged: electricity

6 College Dorm Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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There are more than 3,500 fires on college campuses every year. If you or a loved one is heading off to college this semester, Kissimmee Utility Authority reminds you to follow these simple tips to prevent electric accidents and fires: OVERLOADED OUTLETS | Do not overload extension cords, power strips or outlets. Use power strips… Read more »

Kissimmee Sets Another Electricity-Usage Record

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Kissimmee Sets Another New Electricity-Usage Record

KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 25, 2019 – For the second consecutive day, residents of Kissimmee have set a new all-time record for electricity use. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 398.1 megawatts (MW) at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, eclipsing Monday’s record of 388.8 MW. Above-normal temperatures combined with high humidity created a heat index… Read more »

Heat Wave Prompts Record-Breaking Electricity Use in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 24, 2019 – For the second time in a month, Kissimmee residents have set a new all-time record for electricity use. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 388.8 megawatts (MW) at 4:37 p.m. Monday, eclipsing the previous record of 380.8 MW set on May 28. Monday’s above-normal temperatures combined… Read more »

Winners of KUA Electrical Safety Calendar Contest Announced

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., Nov. 30, 2018 – Kissimmee Utility Authority today announced the winners of its 25th annual student calendar art contest. Open to Osceola County students in kindergarten through sixth grade, the contest is designed to promote electrical safety among students and their families. This year, a total of 1,201 entries were received from 25… Read more »

Mylar Balloons Spark Power Outage in Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 15, 2017 – A pair of Mylar balloons released Friday morning in Kissimmee were responsible for a power outage affecting more than 2,500 homes and businesses, the Kissimmee Utility Authority reported today. At 11:27 a.m., the balloons became entangled in overhead power lines near the intersection of Carroll Street and Thacker Avenue,… Read more »