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.
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.
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.