On Sunday, utilities across the U.S. began celebrating Public Power Week—a week used to educate the community on the benefits of public power. Public power utilities are not-for-profit entities owned by their communities. Kissimmee Utility Authority offers a variety of benefits to the community we serve.
Local Control – Public power is distinctly different from the investor-owned utility sector and even rural electric cooperatives because it is fully accountable to its customers.

Reliable Customer Service – Public power utilities are highly responsive to customers’ needs and concerns, typically getting high marks for customer satisfaction because their first and only purpose is to provide efficient, reliable service to the customers in their communities.
Affordable Prices – Across the country, publicly-owned electric utilities continue to lead the way in providing customers with low-cost energy for homes and businesses.

Reliability – Customers of public power utilities lose power less often. Customers of a public power utility are likely to be without power for just 59 minutes a year, compared to customers of private utilities that may lose power for 133 minutes a year — provided there are no major adverse events.
Quick Restoration – Public power utilities are able to restore power in half the amount of time of private utilities. A public power utility’s headquarters and operations are located near the utility’s customers.

Local Economic Development – Public power utilities are an integral part of the economic development of their communities, working closely with new and existing businesses to provide the highest levels of reliability, customer service and development assistance. Every dollar paid to a public power employee circulates through the local economy 4 to 5 times. Thank you for your support of public power — an American tradition that has been working in Kissimmee for years!

Positively Osceola would like to recognize Public Power week, and specifically Kissimmee Utility Authority, for making a Positive Difference in, and around Osceola County.