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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Every penny counts

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Posted on May 30, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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.

Spraying to begin in July

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Posted on May 30, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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.

Safety = fewer outages

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Posted on May 30, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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.

Trading post

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Posted on May 30, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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.

Be water wise

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Posted on May 25, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

Meet your new directors

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Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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.

Area students awarded $4,000 in scholarships

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Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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.

REMC announces youth program participants

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Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

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.

Green living

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

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.

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