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KKVLogoKankakee 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.

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Maintain ‘safe zone’ around equipment

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Those big green boxes in many yards may not be particularly attractive, but they’re very important to ensuring you have a safe and reliable supply of electricity. They’re what your REMC calls “pad-mount” transformers, and they work to bring power to you through underground power lines. Your cooperative has about 2,720 of these green boxes… Continue reading.

Right-of-way spraying begins

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

As detailed in last month’s Electric Consumer, Kankakee Valley REMC’s contractor will begin spraying this month along our rights-of-way. The work is being done by The Daltons.   Contract crews will be working in the areas shows on the map. If you would prefer to maintain the right-of-way adjacent to your land in another way, such as… Continue reading.

Free energy saving tools for you

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

One thing that makes Kankakee Valley REMC different from other energy providers is, as a member-owned cooperative, we’re focused on your best interests. For example, we want to help you spend less on energy, and we’ve created tools to help you do that. The better you understand how you use electricity, the more you’ll be… Continue reading.

Focus on members is key to consolidation research

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

  One of the fundamental strengths of electric cooperatives is their ability to juggle the emerging changes and challenges of the electric industry while still maintaining their focus on their members. Since cooperatives are member-owned, members obviously are the number one priority.  From the beginning, we referred to the potential consolidation between Kankakee Valley REMC… Continue reading.

Microgrids: electricity’s future?

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Tourists visiting Alcatraz learn about the island’s prison history under light bulbs energized by the high-tech future — one of the nation’s largest microgrids, which powers the site. Microgrids are localized energy grids that can operate independently. As new energy sources power more of the nation’s towns and cities, new technologies ensure that these sources… Continue reading.

Trading Post

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Posted on May 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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: 10 acres,.partial woods, located on Hwy 8 within Knox city limits. Can be subdivided for building or farming…. Continue reading.

Right-of-way maintenance

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Posted on May 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Maintaining the rights-of-way along which Kankakee Valley REMC power lines pass is one of the “rites” of spring and summer critical in keeping your safe, reliable power flowing. Here’s this summer’s schedule. Spraying July and run to early August. Contract crews will be working in the following areas (also shown on the map at right):… Continue reading.

Broadband & Consolidation

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Posted on May 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Your cooperative is embarking on some exciting opportunities. Last year, your leadership team reviewed Kankakee Valley REMC’s strategic plan. This “road map,” established by the leadership team, identifies the co-op’s key areas of opportunity. Each area will strengthen and advance our rural communities now and in the future. One of our focuses is the digital… Continue reading.

Keep cool and save!

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Posted on May 29, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to:  Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.

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