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.
Mary Ann and John Crayton love their house in Valparaiso, which was constructed in 1959. Like most Kankakee Valley REMC members, they want to save money, but they’re also concerned about the impact their energy use has on the environment. When the Craytons learned the REMC offers a free energy assessment, they saw it as… Continue reading.
Your electric cooperative is not owned by far-away investors and is not run by an appointed board of directors. Your electric cooperative is run by a democratically elected board that is given the privilege to serve their fellow co-op member-consumers, neighbors and friends. If leading your electric co-op interests you, consider running for directorship at… Continue reading.
Celebrating the holidays with gusto doesn’t mean your energy budget has to go busto!! Keep your holidays bright and your budget in check with a few energy savings tips. • Holiday gatherings generate heat: lots of people and lots of cooking. Keep your guest comfortable by turning down your thermostat as folks arrive. • Replace old holiday… 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: Craftsman gas blower,.$40. Weedeater weedwacker, $25. 3’ x 5’ quilt, $10. 219-242-3978. FOR SALE: 54” Cub Cadet, zero… Continue reading.
As Thanksgiving is celebrated this month, it is a time when families reflect on what they are thankful for. Your cooperative family also has much to be thankful for, and this includes your membership in the electric cooperative. Because of your connection to Kankakee Valley REMC, you help us to make our community a better… Continue reading.
The last time you ventured out to a location you hadn’t been before you probably entered the address into your smart phone or your car’s navigation system. Not knowing the area, you probably took the drive a little slower the closer you got, anticipating your navigation to tell you when you arrived at your destination…. Continue reading.
As we embark on the season of giving, we highlight the ways you allow your cooperative to give back. This quarter, your voluntary contributions to Operation Round Up allowed $24,000 to be given back to the community. See how your change is giving not-for-profits the ability to provide for our community residents. Winfield Police Department… Continue reading.
Look for this column each month as we feature local businesses offering an instant discount to Kankakee Valley REMC members. Just show your Co-op Connections® Card and enjoy! Don Quijote Restaurant 119 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso 219.462.7976 20% off food purchases. Excludes drinks. Dean’s Tire Pros & Auto Care 1603 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton 219.929.4289 10%… Continue reading.
If you were a member-consumer of Kankakee Valley REMC during 2017, you can expect to see a credit on your bill generated in November. That credit is something we do from time to time, and it’s just one more benefit to being part of a cooperative organization. Because we are a non-profit cooperative, any margins… 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: 22-ton log splitter,.good shape, asking $600 or obo. 219-733-9586. FOR SALE: 8.9 acres in Washington Township on Division… Continue reading.
Since 1995, Indiana’s electric cooperatives have supported the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana in blue ribbon fashion. To date, we have donated more than $134,000 and have enabled Ronald McDonald House Charities to continue providing needed services to Indiana families. This year, as part of our efforts, KVREMC is hosting a supply drive to collect… Continue reading.
The brisk chilly air and color-changing leaves let you know that the holidays are just around the corner! As you plan to partake in annual holiday decorating, you can take some steps to help save money on the décor’s accompanying energy use. Some steps to consider are: Use LED lights for energy savings. If you… Continue reading.