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Area students attend unique camp

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Every summer, Kankakee Valley REMC invites students in the sixth grade to apply for a camp experience unlike any other summer camp. Camp Kilowatt, formerly called Touchstone Energy Camp, allows students to learn about the electric cooperative industry and electricity, participate in fun summer activities, and make new friends.  This year, KV REMC was excited… Continue reading.

Utility receipts tax repealed

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Beginning July 1, Hoosiers no longer have to pay the utility receipts tax. This tax elimination will annually put an estimated $28.5 million back in the pockets of 1.3 million Hoosiers served by the state’s 38 electric cooperatives. Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers alone will save an estimated 1.67% annually from the repeal of this tax…. Continue reading.

Quiz Corner

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Welcome to our Quiz Corner! Each month, we will ask three questions from the Kankakee Valley REMC articles in Indiana Connection magazine. Answer the questions and you could win a bill credit prize!  This month’s quiz is up and entries are due by July 15! Visit http://kvremc.com/community-programs/quiz-corner to enter.

Evolution of a scam

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

No matter if you have a water, gas, or electricity connection — or all three — utility scammers may already be targeting you. In fact, imposter scams are the number one type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission.  Utility scammers have been around for years. But since the COVID-19 pandemic and a work-from-home… Continue reading.

Common causes of power outages

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

Power outages are never convenient. Sometimes, it’s no mystery why we are left in the dark, like when lightning and thunder rattle windows and walls. Other times, an outage may come out of the blue. The length of time it takes to restore power will vary by the cause. Decatur County REMC shares outage information… Continue reading.

Indiana electric grid reliability and requests to reduce use

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Posted on Jun 30, 2022 in Harrison REMC

Balancing the demand for electricity with just-in-time supply (currently, electricity can’t be stored in meaningful amounts) and then transmitting the electricity over an expansive grid of transmission and distribution lines make the U.S. electric grid the most complex machine in our nation’s history. As an industry, we are currently impacted by a number of domestic… Continue reading.

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Offering prepaid electric service

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Posted on Jun 30, 2022 in Harrison REMC

Prepaid Electric allows you to control your budget by making payments into your account as you can afford to do so. Simply add money into your account online, over the phone, or in the office, as your account needs to be filled, like filling a gas tank. Prepaid Electric members pay in advance for their… Continue reading.

Board officer update

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Posted on Jun 30, 2022 in Harrison REMC

The Harrison REMC board of directors recently approved changes to the board officer positions at the cooperative.  David Poe was elected president. Brian Koetter was elected vice president. Craig Engleman was elected secretary/treasurer.  Former Board President Pat Book opted to not seek a board officer position, but he will remain as a director for the… Continue reading.