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FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Michels Corporation
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Michels Corporation

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for July is on Michels Corporation (https://www.michels.us/) Michels founder Dale Michels believed he could build a successful company by hiring the best people, giving them the best equipment and letting them figure out the rest. The strategy... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted07/1/2019


Leesburg Welcomes New Electric Director
Leesburg Welcomes New Electric Director

The City of Leesburg is excited to introduce Mr. Brad Chase as the new Leesburg Electric director. Mr. Chase’s first day with the City will be August 5, 2019. With significant experience in the Florida municipal electric industry, Mr. Chase’s background will complement Leesburg... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/28/2019


It’s a Solar-bration: KUA Unveils Solar Energy Education Trailer
It’s a Solar-bration: KUA Unveils Solar Energy Education Trailer

Kissimmee Utility Authority has unveiled a solar energy demonstration trailer to educate utility customers and students on solar energy production and battery storage, as well as energy conservation measures. Dubbed the “SunCatcher,” the towable trailer features an expanding solar... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/27/2019


OUC Aids Artificial Reef Project off Coast of St. Lucie County
OUC Aids Artificial Reef Project off Coast of St. Lucie County

Utility’s Donation of 200 Tons of Concrete Blocks Helps Create Marine Habitat ORLANDO – OUC’s contribution to an artificial reef project – more than 400,000 pounds of concrete blocks – now rests in 100 feet of water off the coast of St. Lucie County. The 200 tons of... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/26/2019


Florida Public Power Utilities Snap Demand Records with Hot Weather
Florida Public Power Utilities Snap Demand Records with Hot Weather

Florida public power utilities Kissimmee Utility Authority and Orlando Utilities Commission reported that they set new power demand records this week with the arrival of soaring temperatures in the state. With temperatures soaring into the high 90s, a new all-time electric demand was set by OUC... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/26/2019


Heat Wave Prompts Record-Breaking Electricity Use in Kissimmee
Heat Wave Prompts Record-Breaking Electricity Use in Kissimmee

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... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/25/2019


OUC Upcycles Concrete to Tackle Weighty Problem of Ocean Conservation
OUC Upcycles Concrete to Tackle Weighty Problem of Ocean Conservation

Utility Donates 200 Tons of Material to Help Create Artificial Reef off Florida’s Coast Nearly 200 tons, about 400,000 pounds, of concrete will soon find a new purpose in helping revitalize marine ecosystems off the coast of southeast Florida. OUC – The Reliable One is donating the... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/20/2019


KUA Earns High Scores in Customer Satisfaction Survey
KUA Earns High Scores in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Excellent reliability, knowledgeable employees and concern for customer safety helped Kissimmee Utility Authority increase overall customer satisfaction in 2019, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by the utility. The 61-question survey, conducted by telephone by Cromwell,... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/17/2019


Retired KUA President Honored with National Public Power Service Award
Retired KUA President Honored with National Public Power Service Award

Retired Kissimmee Utility Authority president and general manager Jim Welsh was honored Tuesday by the American Public Power Association for his service to the association. APPA presented its Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award to Welsh as part of its national conference in Austin,... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/17/2019


Lakeland Electric General Manager Recieves Achievement Award
Lakeland Electric General Manager Recieves Achievement Award

Joel Ivy, General Manager of Lakeland Electric in Lakeland, Florida, received the James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award at the American Public Power Association’s national conference in Austin, Texas. This Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/12/2019


FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Airborne Response
FMEA Associate Member Spotlight – Airborne Response

FMEA’s Associate Member Spotlight of the Month for June is on Airborne Response. (www.airborneresponse.com/) Airborne Response provides professional-grade UAS services and training for public safety, disaster response, and complex industrial missions. Utilizing new unmanned aircraft... Continue Reading

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted06/3/2019


Kissimmee Sets All-Time Record for Electricity Usage
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

Postedby Garnie Holmes (deleted)
Date posted05/29/2019