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.
The cooling temperatures and kids once again climbing the school bus steps to head to school mean that fall is quickly approaching! The changing season also can serve as an alarm clock to prepare for what is to come – winter. Early fall is the perfect time to prepare your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning… Continue reading.
For 250 elementary school students, having new school supplies and a sharp new backpack won’t be a problem this year. In its fifth year, Kankakee Valley REMC’s Pack-a-Backpack program gave members and community residents the opportunity to work alongside their cooperative with a focus on cooperative principle seven — concern for community. “Hundreds of students… Continue reading.
As Kankakee Valley REMC continues discussing its possible consolidation with Jasper County REMC, KV REMC’s management and directors would like to share some insight on how the consolidation would mitigate risk to both cooperatives. As shown on the chart at right, the total kilowatt-hour (kWh) sales for both cooperatives are comprised of three segments: residential,… Continue reading.
Member and employee safety is a top priority at Kankakee Valley REMC, especially during dangerous times. When storms hit our area, we rush to your aid as soon as weather conditions allow our lineworkers to travel and make repairs safely. Before our lineworkers are able to make repairs and restore power to all areas, many… Continue reading.
Look for this column each month as we feature local businesses offering an instant discount to Kankakee Valley REMC members. Just show your Co-op Connections® Card and enjoy! Ladybug Cleaners, LLC 1607 Calumet Ave.,Valparaiso 219.462.2713 10% off dry cleaning. Excludes leather. Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill 356 Indian Boundary Rd., Chesterton 219.926.8733 10% off MEAL. Excludes… Continue reading.
This time of year, Energy Advisor Darrell Marks hears a lot of questions from members about their electric bills. They notice that their bills are higher than normal, and they aren’t sure why. Darrell always explains the two key factors behind electric bills. The first is, the bills are based upon the actual amount of… Continue reading.
There might’ve been a time when you came across an antique or old item in your attic or basement that you could sell for money. Yet did you know that there could very easily be some additional treasures in the form of air leaks – and finding (and sealing) them could lead to energy savings! … 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: Masterbuilt outdoor gas turkey fryer,.like new w/ss pot $50, 4 pc bedroom set, medium pecan veneer, $500 obo…. 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.
Hannah Leffew certainly knew she experienced something to write home about on the June Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. “For many people on this exciting trip, it was a trip of a lifetime,” she wrote for a local newspaper. That included memories to “last forever” and new friendships with people she “ordinarily would… Continue reading.
Paying your electric bill should be easy and convenient. For this reason, Kankakee Valley REMC offers an easy way for you to view your electric bill, along with convenient payment options. If you prefer to pay your bill in-person, over the phone, through our interactive voice response system (IVR) or through auto payment, those options… Continue reading.
“The tree service wants how much? Forget it. I’ve got a chain saw and the tree’s not that thick. It shouldn’t be tough to bring it down.” An hour later, 130 homes are without power, and our amateur lumberjack is facing a hefty repair charge. Actually, he’s lucky to be alive. When the tree kicked… Continue reading.