Kissimmee Utility Authority

Kissimmee Utility Authority was founded in 1901 and is Floridas sixth largest municipally-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 67,000 customers in Osceola County, Florida. KUA owns and operates the Cane Island Power Park and has ownership interests in other generating stations, including coal, natural gas and nuclear sources. Wikipedia

Kissimmee Utility Authority

Kissimmee Utility Authority was founded in 1901 and is Floridas sixth largest municipally-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 67,000 customers in Osceola County, Florida. KUA owns and operates the Cane Island Power Park and has ownership interests in other generating stations, including coal, natural gas and nuclear sources. Wikipedia

Jun 28, 4:56 PM

Who knew the end of the rainbow led to #PublicPower? #Kissimmee #Florida #rainbow #sky #somewhereovertherainbow

Jun 28, 4:27 PM

On Tuesday, Kissimmee Utility Authority hosted an energy efficiency and hurricane preparedness expo in partnership with the office of Representative John Cortes, Toho Water Authority, Osceola Council On Aging and the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management. If you would like a similar presentation for your homeowners association, civic club or group, please contact KUA at 407-933-9836. #prepare #preparedness #energyefficiency #energyconservation #Kissimmee #PublicPower

Jun 28, 9:59 AM

Today marks the 116th anniversary of municipally-owned electric service in Kissimmee. It was during a Kissimmee City council meeting (yes, it was called Kissimmee City at that time) on June 28, 1901, that a resolution was passed authorizing the city''s purchase of Kissimmee Electric Light Company from W.C. Maynard for $4,293.59. Maynard, a Kissimmee resident, had financed the private power company in Kissimmee under contract with the city since December 4, 1900. Kissimmee forged a harmonious relationship with Maynard to build and operate the light plant until the city was able to pay for it. The city sold $5,000 in bonds to finance the purchase. The bonds were sold in denominations of $500 apiece and were subscribed within hours of being issued. Residents got electric lights two to five years earlier than they would have had the city chosen not to enter into the joint venture. Upon the purchase, a committee was appointed by the council to manage the electric system. Kissimmee is the fifth oldest municipal electric utility in the state, following Starke (1890), Jacksonville (1895), Ocala (1897) and Williston (1900). The utility''s first power plant was a 15-kilowatt generator enough to power just 10 Keurig coffeemakers or eight hairdryers by today''s standards. The generator supplied street lighting in the downtown business district to replace smoky kerosene lamps, as well as lighting for two Kissimmee homes. The pioneer vision that led the citizens of Kissimmee to vote to own and operate the citys electric utility in 1901 has paid untold benefits to residents in the century since then. #Kissimmee #PublicPower #utility #electricity #anniversary #osceolacounty #florida #history

Jun 27, 4:04 PM

Kissimmee Utility Authoritys customer service center and administrative offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. Regular utility business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5. Customers wishing to make a bill payment over the holiday can do so through the utilitys automated telephone system at 407-933-7777, online at www.kua.com or at any area Amscot Financial location. Independence Day is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. #july4th #4thofjuly #independenceday #Kissimmee #PublicPower