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.
Thousands of Indiana residents save money by asking their local electric co-op to install a simple switch that reduces energy use when energy demand —and cost — surges. The switch also helps members and everyone else in their community save even more all year long by adjusting energy consumption during specific times. When you add… Continue reading.
As we celebrate another year of being a cooperative, we are excited to come together again at the annual meeting. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 11, at Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Each registered member will receive a $10 bill… Continue reading.
Sometimes, the phone in our office rings, and the caller at the other end is concerned. The member on the line isn’t happy that one of our employees entered onto his/her property without asking permission. He doesn’t have the right to do that, does he? Isn’t that trespassing or invasion of privacy? For your safety,… Continue reading.
Many people turn to online bill payment options for an easy way to manage their finances and save time when paying bills. Kankakee Valley REMC understands the value of your time and has developed many bill pay options that are secure, reliable and, most important, FREE. Recently, our office was made aware of a bill… Continue reading.
It is not uncommon for us to receive calls from our members with questions regarding why their electric bill would suddenly jump above its normal monthly amount. They typically don’t believe they are using more power, as nothing had changed over the past month. Recently, we received just such a call. This was a case… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC recently recognized employees and a director for milestone years of safety and service during an event at Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso. The following employees and director received honors: Denise Cultice, customer service representative, celebrated 10 years of safety and service. Angie Swanson, accounts payable, received a 15-year service and safety… Continue reading.
Voting for local, state and national political positions is an extremely important part of your civic duty as an American, and a right we shouldn’t take lightly. As an electric cooperative member, you also have the right to vote for your co-op’s leadership each year (often done at your annual meeting). Each of Wabash Valley… Continue reading.
Capitalizing on the cooperative’s commitment to the community, Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up participants showed their support through their giving in 2016. Member participation allowed the organization to give over $73,000 in 2016. This is a true testament to our caring members and how a few pennies can make a difference. The following organizations… Continue reading.
While saving money through greater energy efficiency may be a year-round objective for many members, the way to achieve this goal will vary by season. There are a number of factors that impact energy efficiency, including weather, the age and condition of the home, and desired comfort levels. During fall and winter months, when the… Continue reading.
Deadlines are fast approaching for youth opportunities through KVREMC. You can obtain an application or find out more information on our website at www.kvremc.com, through your school counselor or by calling the REMC. Operation Round Up Trust Scholarship. Application deadline: March 2. A student currently in his/her senior year of high school and whose parent… Continue reading.
KVREMC is conducting tree trimming maintenance along the rights-of-way of our distribution lines to provide our members with safe and reliable electric service. Keeping trees trimmed back year round will decrease outages caused by fallen tree limbs during storms that bring high winds and heavy snow. We appreciate your cooperation as we trim in your… Continue reading.
If you’re considering building a new home this year, you may be focused on wall color, countertops and floors. Building a home does provide the opportunity to pick what you want but that also extends further than just what a home looks like and allows you to build a home that functions well, keeps you… Continue reading.