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.
During the severely sweltering summer, planning ahead to save energy can keep you cool while helping the environment — and even get you some green back! People know the basic rules of supply and demand — when demand goes up, the price typically goes up. The same goes for electricity: when businesses are operating and… Continue reading.
It is that time of year again! Kankakee Valley REMC employees and directors are gearing up for the 2021 annual meeting event, to be held on Aug. 26 at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. If you have never attended before, I encourage you to join us. Although our employees did an excellent job… Continue reading.
2021 Grants Awarded Kankakee Valley REMC is pleased to announce the 2021 first quarter Operation Round Up grants provided to local non-profit organizations for programs to help those in need. The Multi Agency Academic Cooperative Foundation (MAAC) received $2,000 to purchase 3 law enforcement training mannequins. MAAC, located in Valparaiso, provides training to those in… Continue reading.
Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up Trust awarded six local high school graduates with scholarships totaling $8,000. Two $2,000 and four $1,000 scholarships were awarded. The recipients of the $2,000 scholarships were Olivia Kroeger, Chesterton High School, and Alyssa Hoover, Crown Point High School. The $1,000 recipients were Emily Rausch, Winamac Community High School; Kaylee… Continue reading.
In this section, we’ll tell you where our maintenance and construction crews will be and what they will be doing. Fiber Make Ready — KV REMC crews will be performing system improvement requirements in preparation for attaching fiber optic lines to our electric poles. The work is scheduled to be done this month in the… Continue reading.
As detailed in May’s Indiana Connection, Kankakee Valley REMC’s contractor will be spraying this month along our rights-of-way. The work is being done by The Daltons, Inc. If you would prefer to maintain the right-of-way adjacent to your land yourself, here are three things we ask you to do. Post a sign on the right-of-way… Continue reading.
Some of the coolest new tech for your home will chill you out in the summer and keep you toasty in the winter – while reducing your carbon footprint and lowering your energy costs. If your home is cooled by an air source heat pump, the system also heats your home in the winter. And… Continue reading.
As you’ve likely heard, President Joe Biden has proposed a sweeping infrastructure and jobs bill that would affect electric cooperatives through increased investment in broadband, energy improvements and electric vehicles while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Alliance, is keeping a close eye on this bill, namely these specific items that… Continue reading.
Maintaining the rights-of-way along which Kankakee Valley REMC’s power lines pass is critical during the spring and summer months to keep power safe and reliable. The Kankakee Valley REMC right-of-way spraying will begin in late June and run to late-July. Contract crews will be working in the following areas (shown on the map). Lake… Continue reading.
Cooperatives can serve their member-consumers most effectively when they can work together. Cooperation among cooperatives is one of the seven cooperative principles that make us different from other electric utilities. Recently Kankakee Valley REMC and Marshall County REMC used the power of partnership to install an osprey nest in rural St. Joseph County. Working together,… Continue reading.