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.
Annual meeting time means election time for our board of directors. At this year’s annual meeting on April 10, Kankakee Valley REMC members will be electing board members for District 3, District 5 and the at-large position. If you are interested in serving your fellow co-op members as a director, be sure to contact our… Continue reading.
It’s no secret that we’ve experienced some frigid temperatures lately. When the temperatures drop, unfortunately electric use can go up. Electric space heaters are often used to supplement the normal heating systems in houses. These heaters might be marketed as efficient — and some are. But they are still electric heaters and will cause a… 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 businesses will only be printed when space is available. Kankakee… Continue reading.
While you may be looking forward to the spring thaw, you likely still will encounter bitterly cold days this season. Even in frigid temperatures, there are ways you can maximize energy efficiency to help save! Here are a few tips: #1: Let in the sun South-facing windows can be a great way to warm your… Continue reading.
It’s amazing what we learn through listening and observing. As we start a new year at Kankakee Valley REMC we continue to look for the best ways for you to communicate with us and receive the information you need…. when you need it. This year KV REMC members are using online website forms to conduct… Continue reading.
You’re watching TV or reading a good novel when … what was that? Is something wrong with your eyes? No, the lights just blinked. And it just blinked again. It’s not like there’s a storm outside — in fact, the weather is beautiful. Another blink. Is there something wrong with the electricity? One of the… 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: 2-Jensen home speakers, excellent condition, $5 each. 2-dog collars with electric fence, $100 obo. 219-226-6962. FOR SALE: Semi… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC recently said farewell to two longtime employees. You may not have interacted directly with Bobbi Richlen and Harold Michaels, but the work each of them performed helped us provide the electricity you count on every day. Bobbi retired as our office manager after 18 years. Through many changes in technology, she kept… Continue reading.
This time of year, people start thinking about personal New Year’s resolution goals. While making your personal goals, think about one for your home, too. Maybe this year you could focus on energy efficiency and saving money on large energy users, like lighting. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2014, residential lighting… Continue reading.
If you have resolved to start the new year with a new water heater or heating and cooling system, your local electric cooperative can help! Your co-op offers POWER MOVES® incentives, which provide rebates for energy efficiency upgrades that will also save you money over the life span of the equipment. Water heaters along with… Continue reading.
When planning to build a new home, avoid the pitfalls of drafty rooms, poor air circulation and high electric bills. Build a Touchstone Energy® Home to live comfortably — while receiving incentives for a new home guaranteed to save you money. The Touchstone Energy Home program, which is available through your local electric cooperative, guides… Continue reading.