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.
Saving money is just one reason to switch to ENERGY STAR® LEDs. These bulbs also use less energy and last longer! Your cooperative has a LED deal for you! Purchase up to 25 bulbs annually at the KVREMC office for just $1 per bulb. Purchase ENERGY STAR® LEDs elsewhere and you can receive a rebate… Continue reading.
Many people recognize Kankakee Valley REMC as an electric power supplier for our rural communities. Our business is to keep the lights on to over 18,000 members. Equally important, though, is the impact we have on our youth and our commitment to the communities we serve. Each year, Kankakee Valley REMC provides two fun, educational… Continue reading.
Surge protectors save your electronics from power surges or increases in voltage significantly above the intended level in the flow of electricity. While power surges are commonly associated with lightning and storms, surge protectors have everyday purposes. Power surges, unfortunately, can happen at any time of day, regardless of weather. High-powered pieces of equipment are… Continue reading.
It’s easy to understand why the POWER MOVES® commercial lighting programs have been so popular among businesses and those who are in charge of lighting at their company. Lighting is one of your most — pardon the pun — visible business expenses, and one you probably interact with on a daily basis. But you might… Continue reading.
Tuesday, July 12, is Kankakee Valley REMC Day at the LaPorte County Fair. Show your Co-op Connections Card at the gate and receive $2 off adult and senior admission tickets. Children 10-15 years old receive $1 off their admission ticket. The LaPorte County Fair runs July 10-16. Friday, July 22, is Kankakee Valley REMC Day… Continue reading.
There are many things in and around the house using electricity. Some of those things are, what we would call, necessities and others are lifestyle choices. It is good practice to be aware of how different appliances might affect your monthly bill. All appliances use different amounts of energy. When I work with a member… Continue reading.
Warm, sunny days beckon families to enjoy outside fun. Sometimes cooling off with a dip in a swimming pool is the answer. Children don’t often understand the dangers lurking in and around a pool. It is not only important to understand your pool’s electrical system, but also to remind your family that water and electricity… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC’s right-of-way maintenance will begin this month. The contract crew will be working later this month in the following areas of Starke County — Jackson, Center, Railroad, Washington, North Bend, California, Oregon, Davis and Wayne townships. In addition, this maintenance will include all KVREMC service locations in Pulaski and Marshall counties. The Daltons… Continue reading.
At Kankakee Valley REMC, safety comes first. Our lineworkers face hazardous environments daily. Through the Indiana Electric Cooperatives Job Training and Safety Department, our lineworkers attend various training courses each year. One course is pole-top and bucket truck rescue training. Through this training, linemen review and sharpen their skills in assisting a co-worker injured while… Continue reading.