As bitter cold surged into Central Florida on 2/27/02, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) braced for a demand surge in electricity. KUA crews spent much of Wednesday preparing to respond to any potential outages that may occur from the record-cold temperatures.

At 11:00 am Wednesday, the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council issued a Generating Capacity Advisory for Thursday, February 28, based on cold temperatures in Tallahassee and Gainesville. At this time, the operating margin in the state is sufficient to cover the loss of the largest generating unit.

All twelve of KUA's generators are on standby and ready to supply the electricity needed to serve the region. The utility's load management system may also be implemented overnight should the demand for electricity rise.