Posts Tagged: electricity

Fill the Air with Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Metallic Balloons

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Valentine’s Day is here and Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning residents about the public safety risks associated with helium-filled Mylar or metallic balloons. More metallic balloons are sold on Valentine’s Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it’s also the same day that utilities across the country experience numerous metallic balloon-related power outages. Metallic… Read more »

Fill the Air with Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Metallic Balloons

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., February 12, 2020 – Valentine’s Day is here and Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning residents about the public safety risks associated with helium-filled Mylar or metallic balloons. More metallic balloons are sold on Valentine’s Day than any other holiday and, not surprisingly, it’s also the same day that utilities across the country experience… Read more »

KUA Warns Against Viral ‘Outlet Challenge’

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 23, 2020 – Kissimmee Utility Authority is warning parents of a dangerous viral internet challenge currently circulating on the social media app TikTok. It’s called the “outlet challenge,” and it involves partially inserting the plug of a cell phone charger into an outlet, then placing a penny onto the exposed prongs. The… Read more »

6 College Dorm Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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6 College Dorm Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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 »