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.
It’s safe to say that Ron Singleton was born with electricity flowing through his veins. Back when Kankakee Valley REMC began stringing lines across our part of Indiana, Ron’s father was an electrician who helped his neighbors connect to that “newfangled” power. The REMC has always been part of his life, and 30 years ago,… Continue reading.
At this year’s annual meeting on April 11, the membership will elect two members to serve as a director on the Kankakee Valley REMC board. The members on the ballot have completed the necessary requirements to run for directorship. The members listed as candidates below are the only individuals listed on the ballot at the annual meeting…. Continue reading.
Spring has sprung in the Hoosier state and it’s planting season for many of the state’s roughly 58,000 farmers. With farmers returning to the fields, Kankakee Valley REMC wants to remind you of the dangers of farming around power lines. When moving large farm equipment down the road, make sure to safely clear overhead power… Continue reading.
Every year, we at KVREMC take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Nineteen lineworkers maintain 2,105 miles of line in Kankakee Valley REMC’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark. We depend upon our entire staff to keep… Continue reading.
Thousands of Indiana residents save money by asking their local electric co-op to install a simple switch that reduces energy use when energy demand —and cost — surges. The switch also helps members and everyone else in their community save even more all year long by adjusting energy consumption during specific times. When you add… Continue reading.
As we celebrate another year of being a cooperative, we are excited to come together again at the annual meeting. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 11, at Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Each registered member will receive a $10 bill… Continue reading.
Sometimes, the phone in our office rings, and the caller at the other end is concerned. The member on the line isn’t happy that one of our employees entered onto his/her property without asking permission. He doesn’t have the right to do that, does he? Isn’t that trespassing or invasion of privacy? For your safety,… Continue reading.
Many people turn to online bill payment options for an easy way to manage their finances and save time when paying bills. Kankakee Valley REMC understands the value of your time and has developed many bill pay options that are secure, reliable and, most important, FREE. Recently, our office was made aware of a bill… Continue reading.
It is not uncommon for us to receive calls from our members with questions regarding why their electric bill would suddenly jump above its normal monthly amount. They typically don’t believe they are using more power, as nothing had changed over the past month. Recently, we received just such a call. This was a case… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC recently recognized employees and a director for milestone years of safety and service during an event at Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso. The following employees and director received honors: Denise Cultice, customer service representative, celebrated 10 years of safety and service. Angie Swanson, accounts payable, received a 15-year service and safety… Continue reading.
Voting for local, state and national political positions is an extremely important part of your civic duty as an American, and a right we shouldn’t take lightly. As an electric cooperative member, you also have the right to vote for your co-op’s leadership each year (often done at your annual meeting). Each of Wabash Valley… Continue reading.
Capitalizing on the cooperative’s commitment to the community, Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up participants showed their support through their giving in 2016. Member participation allowed the organization to give over $73,000 in 2016. This is a true testament to our caring members and how a few pennies can make a difference. The following organizations… Continue reading.