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.
You have probably heard us at Kankakee Valley REMC talk a lot about the REMC being a cooperative owned by its member-consumers. Does this mean that those who receive our goods or services have ownership in the cooperative? Yes, that is exactly what that means. It also means that the board of directors who make… Continue reading.
When it comes to lighting, the potential for energy efficiency is just too great to ignore. Around the home, changing bulbs can change your electric bill, and the monthly savings can add up quickly. Kankakee Valley REMC would like to continue helping you save energy and money when purchasing LEDs. Since 2016, your cooperative has… Continue reading.
As a service to our members, Kankakee Valley REMC publishes “Trading Post” on its locally-circulated pages of Electric Consumer. Readers may submit two ads per REMC membership, per month. Please see below for more details! FOR SALE: Like new, “Grace” American Girl doll. Original box and three extra outfits, all in original boxes. Asking $125…. Continue reading.
Is your home not as warm as you’d like or maybe you are worried about your heating bills this winter? If you might be thinking a space heater is the answer, we want you to consider all the facts before you plug that space heater in. While a space heater can generate a tremendous amount… Continue reading.
With all the planning this holiday season, home improvement projects may be the last thing on your mind. Yet with the arriving winter weather, one thing is certain: Your wallet won’t just feel lighter because of presents! Heating bills for the winter months can add even more stress to the season. Fortunately, you can take… Continue reading.
The Kankakee Valley REMC and Jasper County REMC boards of directors have ended consolidation discussions. During the past year, the boards of the consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives have been examining a possible consolidation of the two strong organizations to enhance service and provide savings to consumers. Consumers have been kept updated through articles in Electric… Continue reading.
The thermometer may be registering colder as the end of the year nears, but all of us here at Kankakee Valley REMC are feeling plenty of warmth! We’ve wrapped up a year that was challenging in many ways, one that put our board and staff to the test. But we think that’s a good thing,… Continue reading.
Maintaining the rights-of-way along which Kankakee Valley REMC power lines pass is a year-round job, not just during the growing season. Here’s this winter’s tree-trimming schedule. KV REMC is conducting tree trimming maintenance along the rights-of-way of our distribution lines. To provide members with safe and reliable electric service, the REMC keeps trees trimmed back… Continue reading.
Mary Ann and John Crayton love their house in Valparaiso, which was constructed in 1959. Like most Kankakee Valley REMC members, they want to save money, but they’re also concerned about the impact their energy use has on the environment. When the Craytons learned the REMC offers a free energy assessment, they saw it as… Continue reading.
Your electric cooperative is not owned by far-away investors and is not run by an appointed board of directors. Your electric cooperative is run by a democratically elected board that is given the privilege to serve their fellow co-op member-consumers, neighbors and friends. If leading your electric co-op interests you, consider running for directorship at… Continue reading.
Celebrating the holidays with gusto doesn’t mean your energy budget has to go busto!! Keep your holidays bright and your budget in check with a few energy savings tips. • Holiday gatherings generate heat: lots of people and lots of cooking. Keep your guest comfortable by turning down your thermostat as folks arrive. • Replace old holiday… Continue reading.
As a service to our members, Kankakee Valley REMC publishes “Trading Post” on its locally-circulated pages of Electric Consumer. Readers may submit two ads per REMC membership, per month. Please see below for more details! FOR SALE: Craftsman gas blower,.$40. Weedeater weedwacker, $25. 3’ x 5’ quilt, $10. 219-242-3978. FOR SALE: 54” Cub Cadet, zero… Continue reading.