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’re looking for ways to save energy and money, check out the energy resource center available on the Kankakee Valley REMC website. These fun interactive tools help you zero in on where you can save the most — and the quickest! Go to www.kvremc.com, then click on Energy Solutions and look for Energy Calculators… Continue reading.
One of the most valuable resources in our communities is our area youth. Through powerful programs, designed specifically to target and educate them on cooperatives, Kankakee Valley REMC is able to provide life experiences that complement the lessons they learned in school. Each summer Kankakee Valley REMC sends a group of incoming seventh graders and… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up is pleased to announce this quarter’s grant recipients. These five non-profits around the KV REMC service area received assistance for programs that benefit the residents of their communities — and yours. Housing Opportunities, Inc., Valparaiso — $1,500 for substance abuse counseling for individuals who otherwise would not be able… 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.
New energy sources will soon greet Midwesterners turning on their morning lights. This fall, Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) will celebrate several ribbon cuttings for solar arrays constructed this year. The dedications will take place Sept. 14 in Peru, Indiana, at Miami-Cass REMC; Sept. 20 with Citizens Electric Corp. in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and Sept…. 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.
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.