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 holidays are just around the corner. And because displays go up earlier and earlier in the stores, you’ve no doubt been tempted to purchase new holiday lights. Light-emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different…. Continue reading.
Farming is the sixth most dangerous job in the United States, according to a 2014 report from TIME magazine. Missing important safety steps can result in farm workers being killed or injured when farm equipment makes contact with overhead power lines. These deaths can be prevented. It’s important those who live and work on farms… Continue reading.
Every October, cooperatives from all sectors across the country celebrate National Cooperative Month. The purpose of this annual celebration is to recognize the cooperative difference and remind you, the members, about Kankakee Valley REMC’s purpose. Chances are you only think about your cooperative when you pay your electric bill or when your service is interrupted… Continue reading.
Working for an electric cooperative is a great career opportunity. People come to work at electric cooperatives because they believe in what they do and receive the satisfaction of knowing that their work directly improves people’s lives. While many people associate electric cooperatives with the face of a lineman, it takes many departments to run… Continue reading.
Solar power and wind farms have long been used as renewable energy sources in the Midwest. But in 2002, Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) was one of the first utilities in the area to use a much more unexpected resource for green energy — landfills. Built to minimize the impact on the environment, landfills have a… Continue reading.
From now through January, Kankakee Valley REMC will be conducting a survey of residential co-op members. This telephone survey is conducted every two years, and helps our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power, determine how much power we’ll need in the near future. The survey will be conducted by Oppenheim Research, a Tallahassee, Florida, firm with experience… Continue reading.
For the third year in a row, our Pack a Backpack program set out to provide backpacks and supplies to local schoolchildren — and thanks to your generous donations, we were able to support more than 250 youngsters in eight area schools! As in past years, we accepted donations of school supplies at the KVREMC… Continue reading.
How did your garden grow this year? If you think you have the prize-winning harvest this year, bring it out 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… Continue reading.
An area where you can make the fastest and most effective improvement with insulation is in your attic. During cooler months, insulation prevents heat from escaping, and in warmer months, it blocks heat from entering the home. It sounds simple, but without proper sealing and insulation, a home can become uncomfortably hot or cold. How… Continue reading.
During the summer and early fall, seeing work zone signs or construction crews working in the roadway is common. Flaggers or signs force you to slow down or in some situations come to a complete stop. When pressed for time, these situations can be frustrating. It is important to remind motorists to be careful around… Continue reading.
Who has time to save energy? You’re a busy person, we get that. If you spent your life thinking about energy efficiency, well, you’d probably be working for us. But even though you might not have 40 hours a week to spend noodling over ways to save energy, there’s still lots you can do in… Continue reading.
You probably don’t pay much attention to the utility poles found throughout Kankakee Valley REMC’s service territory. But, did you know these tall structures are the backbone of our distribution network? Strong, sturdy utility poles ensure a reliable electric system, which is why we routinely inspect the thousands of poles found on our lines. Throughout… Continue reading.