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.
This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.
Come grab lunch to go on us in the KVREMC lobby on October 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.! October is all about YOU and your ownership in the cooperative. In celebration of National Co-op Month, let us treat you to a hot dog, bag of chips and a drink to go!
As the nation’s 30,000 cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month during October, it is a great time to take a look back and a look forward. Take the history of your electric co-op. Kankakee Valley REMC was founded when neighbors worked together to bring electricity to our rural community. Big investor-owned power companies thought they couldn’t… Continue reading.
The rush to harvest can reap grim results, such as electrocution. Equipment contacting overhead power lines is the leading cause of farm electrocution accidents in the Midwest. Please, take care when moving equipment like portable grain augers, oversized wagons and large combines. By their long design, portable grain augers pose the most immediate electrocution hazard…. 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! Trading Post ads appear in the order received and are printed as space allows. Advertisements for businesses will only be… Continue reading.
The following accounts have outstanding checks, which are for credit balances left on their accounts when service was discontinued. If you know anyone on the list, please contact our office during normal business hours of Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. A Agopian, John & Sahen Alomran, Mohammad Alyahya, Nasser Anderson, Sarah… Continue reading.
There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated LEDs and appliances, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes and myths that could lead you astray. Here are a few of the most common myths — and the truths that… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is collaborating with nine additional Wabash Valley Power Association member co-ops to launch Co-op Solar, a new community solar program. Starting in October, Kankakee Valley REMC members will be able to purchase “shares” of the solar energy generated by Co-op Solar. Co-op Solar will replace the current Community Solar program offered at… Continue reading.
If you would like to figure your electric bill (to compare to the one Kankakee Valley REMC sends you), here’s how: • Track the kilowatt-hours you used on your meter for the month (or use the amount shown on your bill — they should be about the same). • Multiply your kWh by the energy charges rate… Continue reading.
Most of us can remember back to our first day of school … the smell and feel of sharp crayons fresh out of the box, a new clean backpack (or satchel for some of us older folks), and the perfectly pressed brand new first-day-of-school outfit. For many youngsters whose parents or guardians cannot afford all… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is more than just your electric company. Our priority is to deliver safe, reliable and affordable power to you. But, in addition, we are committed to focusing on your needs and priorities. Below are just a few of the programs and services we offer that are focused on community, keeping you informed,… Continue reading.
If you think you had the prize-winning harvest this year, bring it to the Harvest Contest. Kankakee Valley REMC is pleased to sponsor the contest in conjunction with the Wanatah Scarecrow Festival. This contest is open to anyone who has a green thumb and thinks they might have the best or largest in one of… Continue reading.