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OurSolar subscriptions popular among members

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

More than 100 members attended an educational meeting in late February regarding participation in the OurSolar program at Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. OurSolar is a new community solar program from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative that allows members to purchase subscriptions to solar panels from our upcoming solar array. It’s located on Gasser Road in Paulding,… Continue reading.

Director Singleton retires

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

It’s safe to say that Ron Singleton was born with electricity flowing through his veins. Back when Kankakee Valley REMC began stringing lines across our part of Indiana, Ron’s father was an electrician who helped his neighbors connect to that “newfangled” power. The REMC has always been part of his life, and 30 years ago,… Continue reading.

Spring into safety on the farm

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Spring has sprung in the Hoosier state and it’s planting season for many of the state’s roughly 58,000 farmers. With farmers returning to the fields, Kankakee Valley REMC wants to remind you of the dangers of farming around power lines. When moving large farm equipment down the road, make sure to safely clear overhead power… Continue reading.

Thank a lineworker

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Every year, we at KVREMC take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Nineteen lineworkers maintain 2,105 miles of line in Kankakee Valley REMC’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark. We depend upon our entire staff to keep… Continue reading.

Final call for director petitions

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Steuben County REMC

Time is winding down for members to submit a petition to run for the Steuben County REMC board of directors. Completed petitions are due to the REMC office no later than May 10, which, pursuant to the bylaws, is 45 days prior to this year’s annual meeting. Steuben County REMC is governed by a nine-member… Continue reading.

Stay alert

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Steuben County REMC

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7, and we are asking area drivers to do their part to help keep our linemen safe. The job of a lineman is inherently dangerous; working with high voltage electricity carries a certain amount of risk. But our workers know that they are a part of something bigger;… Continue reading.

You have the power

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Steuben County REMC

What is the PowerShift program? PowerShift is a program for members who allow your electric co-op to control the demand for electricity during times of the day when electricity is the most expensive. Participating in the program is pretty easy.  A representative of the co-op will set up a time to come to your home… Continue reading.

Save with a switch

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Steuben County REMC

Thousands of Indiana residents save money by asking their local electric co-op to install a simple switch that reduces energy use when energy demand —and cost — surges. The switch also helps members and everyone else in their community save even more all year long by adjusting energy consumption during specific times. When you add… Continue reading.

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Trading post

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

You may submit written ads to appear in the Electric Consumer. Limit is two ads per membership, per submittal. Ads are used in the order received and printed as space allows. Advertisements for business will only be printed when space is available. Kankakee Valley REMC reserves the right to refuse printing of any ad. Include… Continue reading.