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.
Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up program recently gave over $14,000 in grants to fund local not-for-profit organizations. We were able to fulfill these grant requests thanks to our members who voluntarily round up their monthly electric bills. If you’re not currently a part of Operation Round Up, we would encourage you to join your… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC‘s annual right–of-way maintenance begins next month. Our contractor is scheduled to start work on our system in mid-July. The Daltons, based in Warsaw, will work for Kankakee Valley REMC to perform brush and small woody plant chemical vegetation control in the areas described below and shown on the system map. The Daltons… Continue reading.
Nobody likes to lose power, even for a minute. It interrupts what you’re doing, and you have to reset all those digital clocks. When it happens in the middle of sunny afternoon, it’s especially frustrating. We agree. We’ve had 18 power outages this year that shared one cause — somebody’s car, truck, or tractor crashed… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC’s fourth annual “Pack A Backpack” supply drive is going on now until July 31. As part of Kankakee Valley REMC’s commitment to the community and focus on our youth, we want to help out students whose families might be struggling and could use a little extra help in purchasing school supplies. Last… Continue reading.
You may submit written ads to appear in the Electric Consumer. Limit is two ads per membership, per submittal. Ads are used in the order received and printed as space allows. Advertisements for business will only be printed when space is available. Kankakee Valley REMC reserves the right to refuse printing of any ad. Include… Continue reading.
From showering in the morning to brushing teeth before bed, people use water throughout the day for a variety of reasons — often without considering the costs that are circling down the drain with it. The Department of Energy estimates that heating water accounts for about 18 percent of a monthly utility bill, the second… Continue reading.
Andy Blastick Andy Blastick and his family live in Morgan Township and have been members since 2009. However, his extended family have been KVREMC members since the cooperative’s inception 78 years ago. After graduating from Morgan Township High School, Blastick went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University. He is currently… Continue reading.
If you didn’t attend this year’s Kankakee Valley REMC annual meeting on April 11 at the Porter County Expo Center, you missed a great celebration. The cooperative welcomed 597 members to the event. Each member received a $10 bill credit as a welcome gift and were treated to a buffet-style dinner. Additional highlights included musical… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up awarded six local high school seniors with scholarships totaling $4,000. To be considered for the scholarship, students had to fill out an application identifying their involvement in both school and extracurricular activities, awards received and jobs held. Applicants were also asked to write an essay from the point of… Continue reading.
In honor of Arbor Day last month, Kankakee Valley REMC took to local fourth grade classrooms with a mission of handing out trees and educating students on proper tree planting and safety when digging. Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to improve the community. “Planting trees in the local communities is so… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is excited to announce its Touchstone Energy Camp and Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., participants. Students were selected from applications sent to the cooperative for the individual programs. In addition to the applications, students had to submit an essay on a topic relating to each experience. These all–expense–paid opportunities are sponsored… Continue reading.
Millions of Americans’ mid-April angst for the tax filing deadline is quickly replaced by mid-May motivation from the refund that refills their savings accounts. If you are fortunate to receive a tax refund, you may already have plans for this money — the Internal Revenue Service reported that through March 24 this year’s average refund… Continue reading.