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.
On Oct. 23, an American Airlines Airbus touched down at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., and taxied through a water cannon salute from the airport fire department to a terminal packed with well-wishers. The plane, which left Lafayette’s airport that morning, was the 600th in the Honor Flight program, and several of the veterans… Continue reading.
At Kankakee Valley REMC, we are trying something new! We are owned by you. And as owners, you should have access to the information you may need and/or want about your cooperative. We have begun publishing a summary of the minutes from our latest board meeting. The meeting minutes can be found on our website… Continue reading.
The day after Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas shopping season. While you’re out getting that special gift for family, pick up one to share with someone in need. Kankakee Valley REMC is involved again this year in making Christmas morning wishes come true through the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. 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: Ryobi expandable attachments: chain saw tree trimmer, hard blade brush trimmer, hedge trimmer, fits 2 & 4 cyl…. Continue reading.
When Hurricane Irma made U.S. landfall in September, its devastation left over 6 million people in Florida, Georgia and other southern states without electricity. The next day, Kankakee Valley REMC’s Chris Brown, journeyman linemen, and Chris Frank, apprentice linemen, said farewell to their families and joined a team of 65 electric co-op linemen from around… 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.
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.
It may seem like smartphones have always been a big part of our lives, but they’ve actually only been around for about 10 years. Technology is changing faster than ever, and it’s playing a bigger role in our lives. That’s one of the reasons the REMC’s staff and directors stop and do some serious thinking… Continue reading.
As a local cooperative, our reason for existing goes beyond providing safe and reliable electricity to our members. We are also deeply rooted in the community. Throughout the year you will see us participate in activities to support and strengthen the community. Annually, your cooperative also participates in Indiana Electric Cooperatives Community Day. On Oct…. Continue reading.
If you were a member of Kankakee Valley REMC during 2016, you can expect to see a credit — a refund — 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 a cooperative like… Continue reading.
Wabash Valley Power recently joined its member cooperatives to dedicate three new solar array sites in Peru, Indiana; Paris, Illinois; and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The new sites will join existing arrays in Danville and Wanatah, Indiana, to produce electricity for a new community solar program called Co-op Solar, which will be available to members of… Continue reading.
This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.