Just outside the Kankakee Valley REMC headquarters, linemen train for a rescue that they hope to never have to perform. It might only be a mannequin in the exercise that they are retrieving, but the training is vital. Someday, it could mean the difference between life or death for a fellow lineman. Through the Indiana… Continue reading.
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.
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.
Those big green boxes in many yards may not be particularly attractive, but they’re very important to ensuring you have a safe and reliable supply of electricity. They’re what we call “pad-mount” transformers, and they work with underground power lines to bring electricity to your home. Because they’re kind of big and not pretty to… 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. Trading Post ads appear in the order received and are printed as space allows. Advertisements for business will only be printed when space is available. Kankakee Valley… Continue reading.
Don’t miss the area county fairs! • Lake — August 4-13 • St. Joseph — June 30-July 8 • LaPorte — July 9-15 • Starke — July 8-15 • Porter — July 20-29 • Pulaski — July 1-6
Kankakee Valley REMC has teamed up again this year with the Porter County and LaPorte County fairs to offer our members and their immediate families a special admission discount simply by flashing their Co-op Connections Card. Stop in our office if you need a card to take advantage of these one-day only discounts. Tuesday, July… Continue reading.
As detailed in last month’s Electric Consumer, Kankakee Valley REMC’s contractor will begin spraying this month along our rights-of-way. The work is being done by Daltons. If you would prefer to maintain the right-of-way adjacent to your land yourself, here are three things we ask you to do: • Post a sign on the right-of-way at… Continue reading.
Have you wondered why your electric cooperative would promote energy savings techniques and rebates for using less energy? Some might think this is a bad business decision. The sale of energy each month is the center of our existence. The reality is: The cornerstone to our organization is looking out for our members. Saving energy… Continue reading.
A dawning sun soon will be the newest way to energize more of the Midwest. Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) is installing three solar arrays, which are a series of solar panels linked together to create electricity from sunlight, at member co-op locations in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. The new arrays will join three existing arrays… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up program recently gave over $14,000 in grants to fund local not-for-profit organizations. We were able to fulfill these grant requests thanks to our members who voluntarily round up their monthly electric bills. If you’re not currently a part of Operation Round Up, we would encourage you to join your… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC‘s annual right–of-way maintenance begins next month. Our contractor is scheduled to start work on our system in mid-July. The Daltons, based in Warsaw, will work for Kankakee Valley REMC to perform brush and small woody plant chemical vegetation control in the areas described below and shown on the system map. The Daltons… Continue reading.
Nobody likes to lose power, even for a minute. It interrupts what you’re doing, and you have to reset all those digital clocks. When it happens in the middle of sunny afternoon, it’s especially frustrating. We agree. We’ve had 18 power outages this year that shared one cause — somebody’s car, truck, or tractor crashed… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC’s fourth annual “Pack A Backpack” supply drive is going on now until July 31. As part of Kankakee Valley REMC’s commitment to the community and focus on our youth, we want to help out students whose families might be struggling and could use a little extra help in purchasing school supplies. Last… Continue reading.