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 may seem like smartphones have always been a big part of our lives, but they’ve actually only been around for about 10 years. Technology is changing faster than ever, and it’s playing a bigger role in our lives. That’s one of the reasons the REMC’s staff and directors stop and do some serious thinking… Continue reading.
As a local cooperative, our reason for existing goes beyond providing safe and reliable electricity to our members. We are also deeply rooted in the community. Throughout the year you will see us participate in activities to support and strengthen the community. Annually, your cooperative also participates in Indiana Electric Cooperatives Community Day. On Oct…. Continue reading.
If you were a member of Kankakee Valley REMC during 2016, you can expect to see a credit — a refund — on your bill generated in November. That credit is something we do from time to time, and it’s just one more benefit to being part of a cooperative organization. Because a cooperative like… Continue reading.
Wabash Valley Power recently joined its member cooperatives to dedicate three new solar array sites in Peru, Indiana; Paris, Illinois; and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The new sites will join existing arrays in Danville and Wanatah, Indiana, to produce electricity for a new community solar program called Co-op Solar, which will be available to members of… Continue reading.
This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.
Come grab lunch to go on us in the KVREMC lobby on October 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.! October is all about YOU and your ownership in the cooperative. In celebration of National Co-op Month, let us treat you to a hot dog, bag of chips and a drink to go!
As the nation’s 30,000 cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month during October, it is a great time to take a look back and a look forward. Take the history of your electric co-op. Kankakee Valley REMC was founded when neighbors worked together to bring electricity to our rural community. Big investor-owned power companies thought they couldn’t… Continue reading.
The rush to harvest can reap grim results, such as electrocution. Equipment contacting overhead power lines is the leading cause of farm electrocution accidents in the Midwest. Please, take care when moving equipment like portable grain augers, oversized wagons and large combines. By their long design, portable grain augers pose the most immediate electrocution hazard…. 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! Trading Post ads appear in the order received and are printed as space allows. Advertisements for businesses will only be… Continue reading.
The following accounts have outstanding checks, which are for credit balances left on their accounts when service was discontinued. If you know anyone on the list, please contact our office during normal business hours of Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. A Agopian, John & Sahen Alomran, Mohammad Alyahya, Nasser Anderson, Sarah… Continue reading.
There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated LEDs and appliances, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes and myths that could lead you astray. Here are a few of the most common myths — and the truths that… Continue reading.