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OUC Sponsors Tennis Programs for Vets, People with Disabilities

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OUC Sponsors Tennis Programs for Vets, People with Disabilities

Offered by U.S. Tennis Association in Lake Nona, Free Clinics Promote Physical Activity OUC — The Reliable One announced today that it is sponsoring the U.S. Tennis Association’s free tennis programs for military veterans and people with disabilities. The USTA’s military tennis... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/30/2019


Kissimmee Sets All-Time Record for Electricity Usage

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Kissimmee Sets All-Time Record for Electricity Usage

Kissimmee residents used more electricity Tuesday than at any other time in the utility’s 118-year history, thanks to scorching temperatures and triple-digit heat indexes that had air conditioners working overtime. Kissimmee Utility Authority recorded an instantaneous system peak of 380.8... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
05/29/2019


KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards

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KUA Wins 8 Regional Public Relations Awards

Kissimmee Utility Authority won eight awards at the 2019 Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. The winners were announced Tuesday evening in a ceremony held at Rollins College in Winter Park. The Image Awards... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
04/24/2019


OUC to Consider New Technologies Under Resource Plan

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OUC to Consider New Technologies Under Resource Plan

he board of the Orlando Utilities Commission on Dec. 11 approved the creation of an Electric Integrated Resource Plan that calls for a review of the utility’s generation needs in light of the growing penetration of distributed energy resources, such as solar power, and a call to move to 100%... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
12/17/2018


JEA Board of Directors Names Zahn New CEO

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JEA Board of Directors Names Zahn New CEO

The JEA Board of Directors named Aaron Zahn Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director. Zahn has served as Interim CEO and Managing Director since April, 2018, when the Board of Directors voted to appoint him to lead the Authority until a permanent CEO was selected. Prior to coming to... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/28/2018


Mutual Aid Exercise Tackles Scenario Involving Major California Flooding

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Mutual Aid Exercise Tackles Scenario Involving Major California Flooding

The American Public Power Association on Oct. 29 held a public power mutual aid exercise in which participants role played a scenario that involved significant flooding in several California cities. Representatives from more than 30 public power utilities and joint action and state associations... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
11/14/2018


Power 100 Percent Restored to North Florida Public Power Customers Impacted By Hurricane Michael

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Power 100 Percent Restored to North Florida Public Power Customers Impacted By Hurricane Michael

Less than two weeks following the devastation of nearly Category 5 Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Panhandle region, power has been fully restored to all public power customers who can accept power, reports the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA). At peak,... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/23/2018


Special Message from FMEA Executive Director, Amy Zubaly

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Special Message from FMEA Executive Director, Amy Zubaly

On October 10, 2018, the panhandle of Florida was devastated by Hurricane Michael – a strong, Category 4 hurricane with winds at 155 mph (just 2 mph below a Category 5). It was the strongest hurricane on record to ever strike the region, and the fourth strongest (by wind speed) to ever make... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/19/2018


Public Power Utilities Impacted By Hurricane Michael Continue Power Restoration & Rebuilding Efforts

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Public Power Utilities Impacted By Hurricane Michael Continue Power Restoration & Rebuilding Efforts

Update - 10am Monday According to the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), approximately 16,500 north Florida public power utility customers remain without power following Hurricane Michael. Power restoration efforts continue day and night. Significant progress has been in the City of... Continue Reading

10/15/2018


OUC Crews Working in Tallahassee

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OUC Crews Working in Tallahassee

In preparation for Hurricane Michael’s expected arrival to North Florida, OUC sent 21 employees and 17 trucks on a mutual aid mission to Tallahassee’s municipal electric utility. As soon as it was safe to begin work early this morning, they were out in the field. The crews include... Continue Reading

10/15/2018


State Offers Crews to Clear Way for Power Restoration

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State Offers Crews to Clear Way for Power Restoration

With power still out to nearly 350,000 utility customers in Northwest Florida after Hurricane Michael, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday said crews continue to be needed to clear roads and rights-of-way for utility workers. “We are doing everything we can to help our utility companies to get the... Continue Reading

10/15/2018


Hurricane Michael Public Power Preparation

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Hurricane Michael Public Power Preparation

Update - 10am Wednesday Through the American Public Power Association mutual aid network, the Florida Municipal Electric Association has arranged for 440 power restoration personnel from 14 states to assist Florida public power communities following Hurricane Michael. Tree resources, including... Continue Reading

10/10/2018