The Kankakee Valley REMC and Jasper County REMC boards of directors have ended consolidation discussions. During the past year, the boards of the consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives have been examining a possible consolidation of the two strong organizations to enhance service and provide savings to consumers. Consumers have been kept updated through articles in Electric… Continue reading.
The thermometer may be registering colder as the end of the year nears, but all of us here at Kankakee Valley REMC are feeling plenty of warmth! We’ve wrapped up a year that was challenging in many ways, one that put our board and staff to the test. But we think that’s a good thing,… Continue reading.
Maintaining the rights-of-way along which Kankakee Valley REMC power lines pass is a year-round job, not just during the growing season. Here’s this winter’s tree-trimming schedule. KV REMC is conducting tree trimming maintenance along the rights-of-way of our distribution lines. To provide members with safe and reliable electric service, the REMC keeps trees trimmed back… Continue reading.
Mary Ann and John Crayton love their house in Valparaiso, which was constructed in 1959. Like most Kankakee Valley REMC members, they want to save money, but they’re also concerned about the impact their energy use has on the environment. When the Craytons learned the REMC offers a free energy assessment, they saw it as… Continue reading.
Your electric cooperative is not owned by far-away investors and is not run by an appointed board of directors. Your electric cooperative is run by a democratically elected board that is given the privilege to serve their fellow co-op member-consumers, neighbors and friends. If leading your electric co-op interests you, consider running for directorship at… Continue reading.
Celebrating the holidays with gusto doesn’t mean your energy budget has to go busto!! Keep your holidays bright and your budget in check with a few energy savings tips. • Holiday gatherings generate heat: lots of people and lots of cooking. Keep your guest comfortable by turning down your thermostat as folks arrive. • Replace old holiday… Continue reading.
As a service to our members, Kankakee Valley REMC publishes “Trading Post” on its locally-circulated pages of Electric Consumer. Readers may submit two ads per REMC membership, per month. Please see below for more details! FOR SALE: Craftsman gas blower,.$40. Weedeater weedwacker, $25. 3’ x 5’ quilt, $10. 219-242-3978. FOR SALE: 54” Cub Cadet, zero… Continue reading.
Last month, our country held midterm elections — our chance as citizens to act in a democratic society. We voted for people to support us, to represent us, to take our concerns forward, and to hopefully make a difference for us. Your cooperative operates in much the same way. We have local democratic control. That… Continue reading.
How do you calculate how many lives your efforts have touched? In Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s case, it’s an impossible equation. But that’s not the point. Our community-centric attitude is the gear that keeps us moving — a constant striving to empower our membership as a whole while still lending a hand to individual needs…. Continue reading.
What are capital credits? Capital credits from member-owned, not-for-profit companies like Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op are somewhat similar to the dividends paid to shareholders of investor-owned utilities. The difference is that a co-op’s “shareholders” are also the members that it serves, and the “dividends” are paid out to the cooperative’s members. What’s the difference between… Continue reading.
With the holidays just around the corner, there’s no better time to show our commitment to our members than through the disbursement of patronage capital. Longtime members of Noble REMC have benefited from receiving cash back over the years. For our newer members who aren’t as familiar with our cooperative principles, let me help explain… Continue reading.