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.
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! Ladybug Cleaners, LLC 1607 Calumet Ave.,Valparaiso 219.462.2713 10% off dry cleaning. Excludes leather. Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill 356 Indian Boundary Rd., Chesterton 219.926.8733 10% off MEAL. Excludes… Continue reading.
This time of year, Energy Advisor Darrell Marks hears a lot of questions from members about their electric bills. They notice that their bills are higher than normal, and they aren’t sure why. Darrell always explains the two key factors behind electric bills. The first is, the bills are based upon the actual amount of… Continue reading.
There might’ve been a time when you came across an antique or old item in your attic or basement that you could sell for money. Yet did you know that there could very easily be some additional treasures in the form of air leaks – and finding (and sealing) them could lead to energy savings! … 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: Masterbuilt outdoor gas turkey fryer,.like new w/ss pot $50, 4 pc bedroom set, medium pecan veneer, $500 obo…. 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.
Hannah Leffew certainly knew she experienced something to write home about on the June Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. “For many people on this exciting trip, it was a trip of a lifetime,” she wrote for a local newspaper. That included memories to “last forever” and new friendships with people she “ordinarily would… Continue reading.
Paying your electric bill should be easy and convenient. For this reason, Kankakee Valley REMC offers an easy way for you to view your electric bill, along with convenient payment options. If you prefer to pay your bill in-person, over the phone, through our interactive voice response system (IVR) or through auto payment, those options… Continue reading.
“The tree service wants how much? Forget it. I’ve got a chain saw and the tree’s not that thick. It shouldn’t be tough to bring it down.” An hour later, 130 homes are without power, and our amateur lumberjack is facing a hefty repair charge. Actually, he’s lucky to be alive. When the tree kicked… Continue reading.
Cooperatives around the world operate by seven cooperative principles. No matter if we are talking about a food, housing, workers, artists, production, daycare or our electric distribution cooperative, we all have adopted these principles as a guide that puts the needs of our members and our communities first. The principle I would like to talk… Continue reading.
The family finally got to take that two-week summer vacation you’ve talked about. It cost quite a bit, and it was worth every penny. But, when you got home, you were surprised to see little change in your electric bill. “How could we get a large bill if we weren’t around?” you wonder. It’s simple…. 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: Two 10 psi propane regulators with 10’ hoses, $10 each. New Craftsman auto-hammer with battery, charger and bag,… Continue reading.