KOSRAE UTILITIES AUTHORITY
The Kosrae Utilities Authority (KUA) was established by the State of Kosrae to provide utilities to the State of Kosrae. It was created by the State Legislature and signed into law by the Governor in 1993. At present, KUA provides electricity to approximately 1,800 residential, commercial, industrial and government customers for a population of approximately 8,000 throughout the 42-square-mile island state of Kosrae.
KUA is governed by a five-member board. The Board is appointed to three-year terms by the Governor. The Board has responsibility for all aspects of the Kosrae Utilities Authority. However, since it is an authority created by the State KUA Board members and management maintain a close working relationship with the State Government and present proposed changes in tariffs to the Governor and State Legislature prior to implementation.
KUA is managed by a General Manager, hired by the Board, to oversee the planning, development, operation and finances of KUA. Fred Skilling is the General Manager. He has served in that responsibility for fourteen years and served as Assistant General Manager for five years before becoming General Manager. Mr. Skilling was a State Senator before working for KUA.