Kankakee Valley REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Wanatah, Indiana. As a cooperative, Kankakee Valley REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
As we rolled out the concept of consolidating Kankakee Valley REMC and Jasper County REMC, we received a number of phone calls from our members. Some of you asked us: “How will this affect my electric bill?” One of our goals is to keep electric rates as stable as we can, for as long as… Continue reading.
You don’t have to be a farmer or historian to realize how much bigger everything is these days out on the farm: Bigger farms; bigger fields; bigger machinery; bigger yields; bigger barns and bigger bins. Shiny metal barns and buildings now house today’s giant machinery. The old wooden barn may be quaint, but it’s antiquated…. Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC recently recognized employees for milestone years of safety and service during an event at Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso. The following employees received honors: Margie Poort, plant accountant – 40 years of safety and service Darrin Keehn, journeyman lineman – 35-year safety award Mark Sowder, meter technician – 25-year safety and… Continue reading.
Two Kankakee Valley REMC employees were among the 12 lineworkers who graduated from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP) in February. Jesse Webb, a seven-year employee, and Chris Frank, a 10-year employee, both began their careers at Kankakee Valley REMC as groundmen in the operations department. Through their years of hard work and… Continue reading.
KV REMC is conducting tree trimming maintenance along the rights-of-way of our distribution lines to provide our members with safe and reliable electric service. Keeping trees trimmed back year-round will decrease outages caused by fallen tree limbs during storms that bring high winds and heavy snow. We appreciate your cooperation as we trim in your… 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: 4-Goodyear tires, no rims, less than 4K miles on tires, excellent condition, P215 70R/16, $300. 3-way weight station… Continue reading.
As snow melts and the ground thaws, electric cooperatives start planning for their annual meetings. Did you know that as a retail member of your local energy co-op, you are also part owner? You have an ownership stake and a direct say in how things are run. As a result, your cooperative’s annual meeting directly… Continue reading.
Dear Member: Your cooperative works diligently every day to meet the needs of our members and our communities. This is not a new philosophy. It actually dates back to when your cooperative was incorporated in 1939. Through collaboration and the use of joint resources, visionary leaders in the community made rural electrification a reality. We… Continue reading.
The Operation Round Up Trust organization had a strong financial finish in 2017, granting $12,852 to six organizations in December. For the year, Operation Round Up gave over $84,000 back to the community, thanks to the generous donations of our members. Pooling the pennies consumers donate to the fund by rounding up their electric bills… Continue reading.
Each month in Electric Consumer, on pages 5-8, we feature the most relevant and timely information relating to your Kankakee Valley REMC. Regardless of the topic, each article emphasizes our efforts to serve you in the most efficient way. As you may have already read in my letter on the back cover of the special… Continue reading.