June 2016 was the 80th anniversary of the formation of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. This huge milestone is only one of the many we experienced in 2016. Employee safety set new records, capital credits retirements were at an all-time high, and outage minutes were reduced to the lowest level in recent memory. The cooperative board… Continue reading.
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.
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.
At this year’s annual meeting on April 11, the membership will elect two members to serve as a director on the Kankakee Valley REMC board. The members on the ballot have completed the necessary requirements to run for directorship. The members listed as candidates below are the only individuals listed on the ballot at the annual meeting…. Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross: Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind. Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by… Continue reading.
Join us to see an operating geothermal heating and cooling system, featuring a closed loop system, in this newly constructed home.
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.