We look forward to connecting with more companies at Convergence that share the same pain points as KUA," said Curt Finch, CEO of Journyx.
A case study further detailing Journyx's work with KUA can be found here.
Based on this growth, KUA had been considering expanding its business into these markets.
In addition to its core business of manufacturing and supplying cutting tools for the automotive industry, KUA also markets custom-made tools in the field of woodworking based on the company's strong technological capabilities, and has a record of offering woodworking tools for processing items such as window frames and kitchen furniture.
provides electric services to approximately 63,800 customers.
is compensated at market rates for the capacity they bring to the ARP.
With Ceelox ID Server Edition, KUA can regulate who has access to each part of SCADA, allowing only the appropriate personnel to access certain parts of the system.
The KUA SCADA system monitors real-time power flow throughout the city of Kissimmee, Florida and unincorporated areas of Osceola County, and can immediately detect power outages so that electricity officials can turn the power back on as quickly as possible.
Furthermore, while KUA was greatly affected by Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne in 2004, KUA's financial health was not materially affected, despite having to restore power to a significant portion of its customers at that time.
Like most electric systems in Florida, the ARP is realizing increased exposure to natural gas price volatility, and KUA has had to raise its all-in electric rates accordingly in recent years.
In October 2002, KUA
became a member of the Florida Municipal Power Agency's (FMPA) All-Requirements Project (ARP), pooling its generation resources with those of the project.
To this end, KUA
entered into a 50/50 partnership with the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) to build a third unit (250-mw natural gas fired combined cycle generating unit) at the Cane Island plant.