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.
One of Kankakee Valley REMC’s time-honored traditions is its annual meeting. The annual meeting is more than just a meeting though; this event allows us to interact with our member-consumers, hear questions and concerns, and update the membership on co-op and industry activities. But perhaps most importantly at the meeting, members can vote to elect… Continue reading.
If you are a member-consumer of Kankakee Valley REMC who resides in District 1 or District 2, there is still time to petition for candidacy for the KV REMC board of directors. Petitions must be returned by April 1, and interested member-consumers must attend a meeting March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kankakee Valley… Continue reading.
When it comes to saving energy, we’re all in this together — literally. That’s because the time of day our member-consumers use power determines how much that power costs. It’s basic supply and demand: When everybody’s using electricity, it costs more and puts a bigger strain on the system. Your co-op has a solution for… Continue reading.
The end of January will be a time to remember. Our area experienced record-breaking cold. The sub-zero temperatures forced us to remember that when it comes to your electric bill, weather matters. As our member-consumers received their bills in February for electricity used, we are hearing, “why is my winter electric bill higher?” The frigid… Continue reading.
Look for this column each month as we feature local businesses offering an instant discount to Kankakee Valley REMC members. Just show your Co-op Connections® Card and enjoy! Currie Motors Ford 2052 Morthland Dr., Valparaiso 219.336.1373 front end wheel alignments – $99.95 (normally $119.95) Best Western University Inn at Valparaiso 760 Morthland Dr., Valparaiso 219.850.1100… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC’s Chris Lawler was among the 21 lineworkers who graduated from the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program (REAP) in January. Administrated by Indiana Electric Cooperatives, REAP is a four-year program that professionally trains apprentice lineworkers from across Indiana. Lawler, a four-year employee with KV REMC, came to the cooperative from Walkerton Utilities where he… Continue reading.
REMCs help fund repair to Kouts water tower When two electric cooperatives heard the news of the offensive graffiti painted on the Kouts water tower, they wasted no time in making donations toward the repairs. Both serving the rural areas in and around Kouts, Kankakee Valley REMC and Jasper County REMC often find opportunities to… Continue reading.
WANTED: Old gas station pumps & signs. 219-928-6520. FOR SALE: Brand new, still in the box, never opened, Singer Adjustable dress form. Fits sizes 16-22½. Bust 40-46”, waist 30-37”, hip 40-47”, $100. Ornate liquor bottle lamps, $35 each. Photo available upon request. 574-772-8092. FOR SALE: Seasoned firewood. 219-733-2359. FOR SALE: 7” GPX portable DVD player… Continue reading.
KV REMC has the answers for your uncomfortable home Every home has its little quirks. Maybe it’s a doorknob you have to jiggle a certain way or a strange creak you hear only in the middle of the night. When you move into a home, it takes time to figure all those quirks out. Kankakee… Continue reading.
The melting snow means that spring is arriving – and so is your local electric cooperative’s annual meeting! Co-ops start hosting their annual meetings in the spring, which is a great time for you to get it on your calendar and plan to attend! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are also… Continue reading.
The Kankakee Valley REMC board of directors has selected Scott Sears as the new chief executive officer for the Wanatah-based REMC. Sears, who has served as chief operations officer of the REMC since June 2018, will assume the new duties immediately. “Scott’s deep understand of the industry, along with his leadership qualities and strong ambitions,… Continue reading.
The Operation Round Up Trust organization gives Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers a way to provide significant support to local organizations focused on improving the quality of life in our communities. Five grants, totaling $16,000, were awarded in January for the first quarter of 2019. The grants were made to the following organizations: • Morgan Township Elementary… Continue reading.