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.
It’s a safe bet when Lori Young started her first day as the REMC’s receptionist, she never imagined our co-op would become her second home for 43 years. Since 1978, Lori has served Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers; for many years as a member service representative and from 1998 in an executive assistant/human resources position. Her… Continue reading.
Many people I know are eager to put 2021 behind us. It’s true the year presented many challenges, but I’d rather focus on Kankakee Valley REMC’s accomplishments during 2021. Our board of directors and our employees led our co-op through several long-term improvements that will benefit our member-consumers for many years to come. For example,… Continue reading.
The leadership at Kankakee Valley REMC is committed to being fiscally responsible while balancing the membership’s expectations of service reliability and affordable rates. From time to time, the board of directors reviews the rates to ensure that they are (1.) producing sufficient revenue to deliver reliable electric service and (2.) assure the cooperative maintains a… Continue reading.
When everybody’s using electricity during the coldest days of the year, costs can go up. But with a Wi-Fi thermostat and a little help from our PowerShift® Wi-Fi Thermostat Program, we make tiny temperature adjustments that save everyone money when electricity is most expensive. Get $50 just for signing up — and another $25 for… Continue reading.
As a Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumer, you are more than just a consumer of electricity. You are an owner in the cooperative, and that comes with special privileges. One privilege is your ability to serve on the board of directors for your cooperative. Your electric cooperative is run by a democratically elected board made up… Continue reading.
We want to keep you in the loop when it comes to important information regarding your service with Kankakee Valley REMC. Why? Outages can turn your day upside down. And we know you’d want us to let you know if we noticed unusually high use on your account that could increase your bill unnecessarily. What… Continue reading.
If you are a current member-consumer of Kankakee Valley REMC and were a member during 2003-2004 or 2020, you can expect to see a credit on your electric bill generated in December. This credit is from our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Alliance. Like KV REMC, Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA) is also a non-profit… Continue reading.
You’ve likely heard the phrase, “‘Tis better to give than to receive.” And this time of year is a wonderful opportunity to benefit your community (and Concern for Community is one of our guiding Cooperative Principles!). Here are a few ways you can have a meaningful impact this December: Volunteer your skills or strengths. Everyone… Continue reading.
Providing you with safe, reliable, cost-effective electric service is a promise that your cooperative stands behind. We do this while being committed to prudent fiscal management. Last month I announced your board of directors’ recent decision to implement a rate realignment. Though the cost of doing business has gone up through the years,… Continue reading.