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.
There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated LEDs and appliances, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes and myths that could lead you astray. Here are a few of the most common myths — and the truths that… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is collaborating with nine additional Wabash Valley Power Association member co-ops to launch Co-op Solar, a new community solar program. Starting in October, Kankakee Valley REMC members will be able to purchase “shares” of the solar energy generated by Co-op Solar. Co-op Solar will replace the current Community Solar program offered at… Continue reading.
If you would like to figure your electric bill (to compare to the one Kankakee Valley REMC sends you), here’s how: • Track the kilowatt-hours you used on your meter for the month (or use the amount shown on your bill — they should be about the same). • Multiply your kWh by the energy charges rate… Continue reading.
Most of us can remember back to our first day of school … the smell and feel of sharp crayons fresh out of the box, a new clean backpack (or satchel for some of us older folks), and the perfectly pressed brand new first-day-of-school outfit. For many youngsters whose parents or guardians cannot afford all… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is more than just your electric company. Our priority is to deliver safe, reliable and affordable power to you. But, in addition, we are committed to focusing on your needs and priorities. Below are just a few of the programs and services we offer that are focused on community, keeping you informed,… Continue reading.
If you think you had the prize-winning harvest this year, bring it to the Harvest Contest. Kankakee Valley REMC is pleased to sponsor the contest in conjunction with the Wanatah Scarecrow Festival. This contest is open to anyone who has a green thumb and thinks they might have the best or largest in one of… 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! Trading Post ads appear in the order received and are printed as space allows. Advertisements for businesses will only be… Continue reading.
Safety is Kankakee Valley REMC’s number one priority. Just as we provide our employees with electrical safety training, we also do our part in making sure the community is safe. We invited area firefighters, police and emergency management services personnel to the cooperative to take part in the first Emergency Personnel Appreciation Night on Aug…. Continue reading.
If you’re looking for ways to save energy and money, check out the energy resource center available on the Kankakee Valley REMC website. These fun interactive tools help you zero in on where you can save the most — and the quickest! Go to www.kvremc.com, then click on Energy Solutions and look for Energy Calculators… Continue reading.
One of the most valuable resources in our communities is our area youth. Through powerful programs, designed specifically to target and educate them on cooperatives, Kankakee Valley REMC is able to provide life experiences that complement the lessons they learned in school. Each summer Kankakee Valley REMC sends a group of incoming seventh graders and… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up is pleased to announce this quarter’s grant recipients. These five non-profits around the KV REMC service area received assistance for programs that benefit the residents of their communities — and yours. Housing Opportunities, Inc., Valparaiso — $1,500 for substance abuse counseling for individuals who otherwise would not be able… Continue reading.