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. Indiana Connection, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Indiana Connection is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
If you were a Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumer between 1972 and 1980, you can expect to see a credit on your electric bill you receive in November. Referred to as a capital credit, it is a tangible benefit of our commitment to prudent financial management and to you being a KV REMC member-consumer. As a… Continue reading.
November is associated with the spirit of giving, and many people and organizations engage in charitable activities and acts of kindness during this month. Operation Round Up has been giving throughout the community, too. During its third quarter, the organization supported non-profits to the tune of over $14,000. THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECEIVED FUNDS WERE AS… Continue reading.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital… Continue reading.
Some mornings, a dawning sun greets people with light — by electrifying the televisions in their homes. Over the last decade, renewable energy resources including wind farms and solar arrays have generated an increasing share of the electricity powering the nation. As renewable energy technology has become more affordable, utilities have also added more large-scale… Continue reading.
Last month, as you kicked back with friends and family during the holiday celebrating hard work, you probably weren’t giving a lot of thought to our local workforce. I never stop thinking about it. Look around at the recent retirees you know. Many of them were skilled tradespeople who had acquired decades of experience. Businesses,… Continue reading.
As more of our country’s electricity is generated from renewable resources, it creates more challenges during extreme weather. December 2022 brought sub-zero temperatures around Christmas. Thousands of people in the electric industry spent their holiday making sure Midwesterners had electricity to cook meals and enjoy time together as a family. In the south, the Tennessee… Continue reading.
As a not-for-profit cooperative, any margins Kankakee Valley REMC earns over and above our expenses, maintenance, or capital improvements of our distribution system are returned to our member-consumers. This return is referred to as capital credits and is one of the tangible benefits of our commitment to prudent fiscal management and being a KV REMC… Continue reading.
Accounts for the following past Kankakee Valley REMC customers, whether individuals or businesses, have credit balances that were left when their electric service was disconnected. These customers were mailed checks for the balances, but the checks were returned or uncashed. If you recognize anyone on this list, please have him or her contact the KV… Continue reading.
It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough and often done in challenging conditions. At the end of August when the temperatures registered over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, first-year apprentice Chris Chaplin and second-year apprentice Tim Morgart strapped on their tool belts and gaffs and took to the poles to participate in the Indiana Electric… Continue reading.
No matter your job, a business owner lives in your house: you! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are actually an owner (a member-consumer) of the organization! Electric cooperatives sprang up across the U.S. in the 1930s as towns and cities across the nation gained access to electricity. The Rural Electrification Act… Continue reading.