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Public power utilities preparing for hurricane season

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Public power utilities preparing for hurricane season

Hurricane season is officially upon us. While many Florida residents are preparing by restocking hurricane supplies and assembling hurricane kits, Florida’s Public Power utilities have been working throughout the year to prepare for what is expected to be another active hurricane season. ... Continue Reading

by Amy Zubaly
06/4/2022


KUA releases 2022 hurricane preparedness guide

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KUA releases 2022 hurricane preparedness guide

KISSIMMEE — With the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season approaching, Kissimmee Utility Authority released its 2022 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, a free, bilingual, comprehensive preparedness guide offered annually to Osceola County residents. A partnership between KUA, Osceola... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/24/2022


Lakeland Electric offers free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees program

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Lakeland Electric offers free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees program

The Arbor Day Foundation program helps utility providers distribute free trees to their customers and the knowledge of where best to plant them Lakeland, Fla. (May 10, 2022) – Starting today, Lakeland Electric is providing free trees for customers to reserve and have mailed to their... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
05/10/2022


JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe, appointed to Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council

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JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe, appointed to Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council

Jay Stowe JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2022) – With the summer storm season approaching and cybersecurity threats continuing to escalate, JEA Managing Director & CEO Jay Stowe is now serving on the national Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), the principal liaison... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
04/26/2022


Florida Municipal Electric Association to Hold 21st Annual Florida Lineman Competition 

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Florida Municipal Electric Association to Hold 21st Annual Florida Lineman Competition 

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Lineman Competition, which was established by the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), will take place Friday, Feb. 25, through Saturday, Feb. 26. Last year’s competition was canceled due to COVID-19, but this year marks its return. Electric... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
02/16/2022


FMEA Honors Florida Public Power Utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards”

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FMEA Honors Florida Public Power Utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards”

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today honored 10 Florida Public Power utilities with “Restoring Communities Awards.” FMEA recognized utilities for either providing or receiving mutual aid following significant weather events or emergencies... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
02/7/2022


FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Help Restore Power Following Winter Storm

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FMEA Coordinates Mutual Aid Crews to Help Restore Power Following Winter Storm

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) has assembled public power crews from across the state to aid with power restoration efforts in anticipation of the winter storm projected to produce widespread impacts across several regions throughout the holiday... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
01/14/2022


Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility begins large project

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Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility begins large project

Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility has embarked on an expansive project to provide more reliable and resilient service for our customers. As part of our ongoing System Hardening and Reliability Improvement Program, crews are working to install poles that can withstand a Category 5 hurricane and... Continue Reading

by Dave Heller
12/13/2021


KUA Unveils LED Landscape Lighting along Broadway in Partnership with the City of Kissimmee

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KUA Unveils LED Landscape Lighting along Broadway in Partnership with the City of Kissimmee

Kissimmee Utility Authority was thrilled to unveil new downtown landscape lighting to further enhance vibrant Historic Downtown Kissimmee. This state of the art lighting project in partnership with the City of Kissimmee provides a captivating, colorful landscape to celebrate holidays and special... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/13/2021


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