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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.

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Common causes of power outages

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Posted on Aug 02, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Power outages are never convenient. Sometimes, it’s no mystery why we are left in the dark, like when lightning and thunder rattle the windows and walls. Other times, an outage may come with no warning.  The length of time it takes to restore power will vary by the cause, severity of damage to the electrical… Continue reading.

Crews in the community

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Posted on Aug 02, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

In this section, we’ll tell you where our maintenance and construction crews will be and what they will be doing. Substation Maintenance: To improve performance, reliability and the growing electrical demand, an upgrade will begin on the south circuit of the West Toll substation in New Durham Township. The upgrade will include larger conductors to… Continue reading.

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Operation Round Up update

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Posted on Aug 02, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

As a member of Kankakee Valley REMC, you have an opportunity to support Operation Round Up by simply rounding up your electric bill each month. Your contributions, typically no more than $12 per year, go to support non-profits in the community. Below are the organizations who received financial support during the second quarter grant distribution. … Continue reading.

After school savings

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Posted on Jul 28, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Buses steadily starting and stopping along subdivision streets signal the start of the season’s school day schedules. As teens settle back into the school year, they’re also getting used to their afterschool routines: fall sports, homework or part-time jobs. Regardless of when teenagers arrive home, there are steps they can take to minimize their electricity… Continue reading.

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Day dedicated to you

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

There is no better way to kick off summer than with a good old-fashioned picnic. That’s why your co-op chose a picnic-style format for its member appreciation/annual business meeting event. Our friends and neighbors — specifically the member-consumers of Kankakee Valley REMC — were our special guests.  Approximately 483 registered member-consumers and their families braved the… Continue reading.

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Scholarships awarded to area high schoolers

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Six local high school seniors were the recipients of the Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up scholarships totaling $8,000. Two $2,000 scholarships and four $1,000 scholarships are given annually to graduating high school seniors whose parents/guardians participate in the Operation Round Up program.  Students completed an application identifying their involvement in school and extracurricular activities,… Continue reading.

Area students attend unique camp

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Every summer, Kankakee Valley REMC invites students in the sixth grade to apply for a camp experience unlike any other summer camp. Camp Kilowatt, formerly called Touchstone Energy Camp, allows students to learn about the electric cooperative industry and electricity, participate in fun summer activities, and make new friends.  This year, KV REMC was excited… Continue reading.

Utility receipts tax repealed

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Beginning July 1, Hoosiers no longer have to pay the utility receipts tax. This tax elimination will annually put an estimated $28.5 million back in the pockets of 1.3 million Hoosiers served by the state’s 38 electric cooperatives. Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers alone will save an estimated 1.67% annually from the repeal of this tax…. Continue reading.

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