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.
Welcome to our Quiz Corner! Each month, we will ask three questions from the Kankakee Valley REMC articles in Indiana Connection magazine. Answer the questions and you could win a bill credit prize! This month’s quiz is up and entries are due by Jan. 16! Visit http://kvremc.com/community-programs/quiz-corner to enter.
In October, KV REMC welcomed 10 students from six area schools to participate in its first Junior Board of Directors Program. This program focuses on bringing student leaders together to learn more about their community, strengthen their leadership skills and network with business professionals. The junior board of directors meets monthly at the co-op to… Continue reading.
Whether we’re talking about restaurants, car dealers, or department stores, most businesses work pretty hard at encouraging you to spend more. So why would the company selling you electricity instead keep talking about spending smarter? Unlike businesses that focus on rewarding shareholders, Kankakee Valley REMC is a non-profit that exists solely to serve member-consumers like… Continue reading.
Boys & Girls Clubs of LaPorte County received a $2,000 grant. Boys & Girls Clubs of LaPorte County offer free after-school programming that supports academic success, character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. This grant will help support supply costs for two years of programming at the Westville Boys & Girls Club. The club anticipates serving… Continue reading.
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, preliminary work has begun to upgrade Porter Substation. This substation feeds part of Lakes of the Four Seasons and rural Hebron areas. The upgrades… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC is not owned by far-away investorws or an appointed board of directors. It is run by a democratically elected board that is given the privilege to serve its fellow co-op member-consumers, neighbors, and friends. If leading your co-op interests you, consider running for directorship in the 2023 election. At the member appreciation… Continue reading.
Tree trimming maintenance is a year-round program for KV REMC. Trimming back trees, especially during the winter months, decreases outages caused by fallen tree limbs during storms with high winds, heavy snow, and ice. A properly executed tree trimming program will provide our member-consumers with safe and reliable electricity. Our contract crews are trimming in… Continue reading.
This holiday season, while preparing for the fun that comes from the enjoyable winter holidays, you also can prepare for the higher bills caused by the wastes of energy past, present, and future. By overcoming these energy phantoms, you can make amends for past wasted energy and prevent them from taking more from your wallet… Continue reading.
When you go grocery shopping, it’s easy to see where every dollar goes. Some money pays for fresh produce, some goes to dairy products. It’s easy to know what your grocery budget covers because everything is right there in your cart. It’s not quite as simple to see where your energy dollars go. First, it’s important… Continue reading.
Data gathered will help plan for the future During this month and next, Kankakee Valley REMC will be conducting a survey of residential co-op member-consumers. The survey, formerly done via telephone, will now be done by email. This survey is conducted every three years, and helps our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Alliance, determine how… Continue reading.