Kankakee Valley REMC

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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Trading Post

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017 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! Trading Post ads appear in the order received and are printed as space allows. Advertisements for businesses will only be… Continue reading.

‘Concern for community’

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Kankakee Valley REMC is part of a large group of cooperatives across the globe that adheres to the same Seven Cooperative Principles that guide all of our decisions, from how we run the cooperative to how we engage with our local communities. One principle that we talk about often is our concern for the community…. Continue reading.

Save the dates!

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC, Wabash Valley Power

New energy sources will soon greet Midwesterners turning on their morning lights. This fall, Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) will celebrate several ribbon cuttings for solar arrays constructed this year. The dedications will take place Sept. 14 in Peru, Indiana, at Miami-Cass REMC; Sept. 20 with Citizens Electric Corp. in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and Sept…. Continue reading.

Figuring your bill

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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.

Underground etiquette

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017 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 we call “pad-mount” transformers, and they work with underground power lines to bring electricity to your home. Because they’re kind of big and not pretty to… Continue reading.

Trading Post

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017 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. Trading Post ads appear in the order received and are printed as space allows. Advertisements for business will only be printed when space is available. Kankakee Valley… Continue reading.

That’s the ticket!

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Kankakee Valley REMC has teamed up again this year with the Porter County and LaPorte County fairs to offer our members and their immediate families a special admission discount simply by flashing their Co-op Connections Card. Stop in our office if you need a card to take advantage of these one-day only discounts. Tuesday, July… Continue reading.

Right-of-way maintenance begins July 17

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017 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 Daltons. If you would prefer to maintain the right-of-way adjacent to your land yourself, here are three things we ask you to do: • Post a sign on the right-of-way at… Continue reading.

Helping you save

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Have you wondered why your electric cooperative would promote energy savings techniques and rebates for using less energy? Some might think this is a bad business decision. The sale of energy each month is the center of our existence. The reality is: The cornerstone to our organization is looking out for our members. Saving energy… Continue reading.

Life lines

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Just outside the Kankakee Valley REMC headquarters, linemen train for a rescue that they hope to never have to perform. It might only be a mannequin in the exercise that they are retrieving, but the training is vital. Someday, it could mean the difference between life or death for a fellow lineman. Through the Indiana… Continue reading.

New one in the sun

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Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC, Wabash Valley Power

A dawning sun soon will be the newest way to energize more of the Midwest. Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) is installing three solar arrays, which are a series of solar panels linked together to create electricity from sunlight, at member co-op locations in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. The new arrays will join three existing arrays… Continue reading.

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