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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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Why we celebrate cooperatives

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Every October, cooperatives from all sectors across the country celebrate National Cooperative Month. The purpose of this annual celebration is to recognize the cooperative difference and remind you, the members, about Kankakee Valley REMC’s purpose. Chances are you only think about your cooperative when you pay your electric bill or when your service is interrupted… Continue reading.

Valuing co-op careers

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Working for an electric cooperative is a great career opportunity. People come to work at electric cooperatives because they believe in what they do and receive the satisfaction of knowing that their work directly improves people’s lives. While many people associate electric cooperatives with the face of a lineman, it takes many departments to run… Continue reading.

Landfills: An important renewable energy source

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Tipmont REMC

Solar power and wind farms have long been used as renewable energy sources in the Midwest. But in 2002, Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) was one of the first utilities in the area to use a much more unexpected resource for green energy — landfills. Built to minimize the impact on the environment, landfills have a… Continue reading.

Help us help you

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Posted on Sep 01, 2016 in Kankakee Valley REMC

From now through January, Kankakee Valley REMC will be conducting a survey of residential co-op members. This telephone survey is conducted every two years, and helps our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power, determine how much power we’ll need in the near future. The survey will be conducted by Oppenheim Research, a Tallahassee, Florida, firm with experience… Continue reading.

Give crews some room

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Posted on Sep 01, 2016 in Kankakee Valley REMC

During the summer and early fall, seeing work zone signs or construction crews working in the roadway is common. Flaggers or signs force you to slow down or in some situations come to a complete stop. When pressed for time, these situations can be frustrating. It is important to remind motorists to be careful around… Continue reading.

Why we replace utility poles

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Posted on Jul 22, 2016 in Kankakee Valley REMC

You probably don’t pay much attention to the utility poles found throughout Kankakee Valley REMC’s service territory. But, did you know these tall structures are the backbone of our distribution network? Strong, sturdy utility poles ensure a reliable electric system, which is why we routinely inspect the thousands of poles found on our lines. Throughout… Continue reading.

Making a difference

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Posted on Jul 22, 2016 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Kankakee Valley REMC members are making a difference in the community. This quarter, the Operation Round Up Trust awarded over $7,000 to non-profit organizations in the community. North Judson-San Pierre Middle School/High School bands received a $3,000 grant to purchase band instruments for students to use. With the help of the grant, students who might… Continue reading.

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