I plug the charger into my smartphone and swipe my phone to take a quick glance at tomorrow’s weather forecast. Technology and electricity make retrieving information so easy and convenient that I don’t think twice about its instant access. Then I remember it’s just been a matter of decades since the people who first worked… Continue reading.
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.
Providing you with safe, reliable, cost-effective electric service is a promise that your cooperative stands behind. We do this while being committed to prudent fiscal management. Last month I announced your board of directors’ recent decision to implement a rate realignment. Though the cost of doing business has gone up through the years,… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is not only your power provider; we want to empower you as well. And one way we do that is by informing you about what’s going on with your cooperative, your electric service and your electric bill. After all, knowledge is power as the saying goes. In the August issue of Indiana… Continue reading.
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.
Your co-op has been gearing up for the year’s largest event: the Member Appreciation Day and Annual Business Meeting. Plan to attend on Aug. 26 at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. The theme, Better Together, is so appropriate considering the challenges of this past year. I think we’ve all realized that there truly… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
As a member-owner of this cooperative you have a voice. There are many ways you can make your voice heard. One way is to vote in the board of directors election. Another is to provide feedback to us. Recently, we asked you to weigh in on the upcoming annual meeting through a short online survey…. Continue reading.
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.
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.