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.
Your ticket to the meeting is on the back of this month’s magazine! Don’t throw it away! Each year the cooperative hosts a meeting of the membership as a special time for co-op members to gather, share experiences, hear from co-op leaders and elect board members. This is the annual meeting, and it takes place on… Continue reading.
This tax season, embrace the audit that will help you save money! An energy audit will include a thorough review and testing of electricity use in your home — along with recommendations on steps you can take to save! An energy audit will help you in several ways. It will: Inform you about your home’s… Continue reading.
Don’t forget: your annual meeting registration card is on the back cover of this month’s issue At this year’s annual meeting on April 10, the membership of Kankakee Valley REMC will elect three members to serve on the REMC board. The candidates for the board are profiled at right. They have completed the necessary requirements… Continue reading.
KA dawning sun now energizes more of Northwest Indiana – and the Midwest. Kankakee Valley REMC is collaborating with additional Wabash Valley Power member cooperatives to offer Co-op Solar, a new community solar program. Retail members of Kankakee Valley REMC can purchase “shares” of solar energy for 20 cents per share each month for up… 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! FOR SALE: 2010 GMC Sierra 4×4 ½-ton 1500 regular cab, long bed pickup. Red in color with 120,000 miles, air,… Continue reading.
During the month of March, Kankakee Valley REMC and Jasper County REMC directors were presented with the financial analysis and power cost study for a combined entity. Board of directors from their respective cooperatives are doing their due diligence in reviewing the materials provided to them to identify the savings and any challenges of these… Continue reading.
Spring time brings showers that help produce spring flowers, but it can also bring the potential for stormy weather. While Kankakee Valley REMC strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, Mother Nature sometimes has other plans resulting in power outages. Many of us watch storms roll in from the comfort of our home, but… Continue reading.
As we rolled out the concept of consolidating Kankakee Valley REMC and Jasper County REMC, we received a number of phone calls from our members. Some of you asked us: “How will this affect my electric bill?” One of our goals is to keep electric rates as stable as we can, for as long as… Continue reading.
You don’t have to be a farmer or historian to realize how much bigger everything is these days out on the farm: Bigger farms; bigger fields; bigger machinery; bigger yields; bigger barns and bigger bins. Shiny metal barns and buildings now house today’s giant machinery. The old wooden barn may be quaint, but it’s antiquated…. Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC recently recognized employees for milestone years of safety and service during an event at Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso. The following employees received honors: Margie Poort, plant accountant – 40 years of safety and service Darrin Keehn, journeyman lineman – 35-year safety award Mark Sowder, meter technician – 25-year safety and… Continue reading.
Two Kankakee Valley REMC employees were among the 12 lineworkers who graduated from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP) in February. Jesse Webb, a seven-year employee, and Chris Frank, a 10-year employee, both began their careers at Kankakee Valley REMC as groundmen in the operations department. Through their years of hard work and… Continue reading.