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Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

A ‘smart’ way to manage your account

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Posted on Jan 08, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Time is valuable. We all only have so much of it — and it’s usually packed with commitments and activities.  That’s why we at Kankakee Valley REMC are constantly evaluating our business practices, programs and services to make sure we prioritize you … and your time. We do so with a focus and commitment to… Continue reading.

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

Infrastructure and your electric bill

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Posted on Sep 02, 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC

When you hear the word “infrastructure,” you might think of roads, water lines or even buildings. Regardless of the industry, including your electric cooperative, infrastructure is essential. Did you realize part of your monthly electric bill is all about infrastructure, too? When you look at your bill, the first line item is a “facilities charge.”… Continue reading.

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

Take part in your board of directors election

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Posted on Jul 02, 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC

When Kankakee Valley REMC was founded over 80 years ago, each member – consumer contributed an equal share to obtain electricity that benefited not only themselves but the entire community. Back then, every member-consumer had an equal vote in matters that affected the cooperative. We still believe in our guiding principles of equitable economic participation… Continue reading.

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

Annual meeting revamp

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Posted on Jun 02, 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC

It is that time of year again! Kankakee Valley REMC employees and directors are gearing up for the 2021 annual meeting event, to be held on Aug. 26 at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. If you have never attended before, I encourage you to join us.  Although our employees did an excellent job… Continue reading.

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

What the proposed infrastructure bill means for you

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Posted on May 02, 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC

As you’ve likely heard, President Joe Biden has proposed a sweeping infrastructure and jobs bill that would affect electric cooperatives through increased investment in broadband, energy improvements and electric vehicles while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Alliance, is keeping a close eye on this bill, namely these specific items that… Continue reading.

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

Planning for tomorrow

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Posted on Mar 03, 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Over the past couple of issues, I’ve provided a sneak peek at the strategic plan our staff and directors have created. It will ensure Kankakee Valley REMC continues to meet our member-consumers’ needs safely, efficiently, and most of all, affordably. As a member-owned cooperative, we’re unlike most other businesses. Instead of focusing on the bottom… Continue reading.

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

Planning for tomorrow

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Posted on Jan 27, 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC

This is article two of three in the series. Last month, I talked about the strategic plan our staff and directors developed to ensure a bright future for your co-op. My first column discussed some of the technological and financial issues we are exploring, as well as improvements we hope to make. A key aspect… Continue reading.