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.
Kankakee Valley REMC doesn’t operate power plants. Instead, we purchase the electricity we deliver to you from what’s known as the wholesale electricity market. As electric generation shifts from coal to sources like renewables and natural gas, we’ve seen decreases in generation costs. Most residential member-consumers have been using less electricity, thanks to more energy-efficient… Continue reading.
Maintaining the areas beneath and around Kankakee Valley REMC power lines and equipment is vital to providing safe, reliable power to our member-consumers. We clear these areas, known as right-of-way, to: Keep power lines free of tree limbs and other vegetation; Restore power outages more quickly; Keep crews and the community safe; Reduce unexpected costs… 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.
It’s November — the time of year for reflection and giving thanks. Pressing that “pause” button to count — and give thanks for — our blessings is not only a Thanksgiving tradition for your family, but also ours at Kankakee Valley REMC. I like to use this space to update you on new… Continue reading.
Clean or replace your furnace filter. A clogged filter will restrict airflow and force your equipment to work harder. This could then result in the equipment shutting down or overheating. Has your furnace been inspected? Before the cool weather hits, have your furnace inspected and maintenanced by a qualified technician. Proper maintenance will prolong… Continue reading.
On Oct. 11, Kankakee Valley REMC teamed up with electric cooperatives around Indiana to improve the quality of life in our communities. Through Indiana Electric Cooperative Community Day, cooperatives were encouraged to participate in a day of community service in their local community. The individual cooperative projects celebrated one of our core principles — concern… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is dedicated to providing reliable electricity to our member-consumers. Sometimes to meet the growing electrical needs in an area, we must build new infrastructure. If you have traveled along Highway 39 in North Judson over the past few months, you may have noticed a new substation. This substation, Lena Park, sits on… Continue reading.
Five local organizations were recently awarded grants through Operation Round Up Trust. More than $11,000 was given to help organizations offer programs and services to benefit community residents. Family and Youth Services Bureau, Valparaiso, received $2,000 to purchase essential baby supplies for The Tot Shop. The Tot Shop provides incentives for families to engage… Continue reading.