Crews in the community

Posted on Dec 03 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC
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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 will include a larger capacity power transformer and reclosures. 

Pole Maintenance: Our crews conduct regular pole inspections and replacements as part of our year-round maintenance. Member-consumers in the Kouts and Morgan Township areas will see crews performing tests on the poles. Pole replacements are occurring in the areas of Hebron, Winfield, southwest of Valparaiso, Washington Township in Porter County and Wanatah and LaCrosse areas in LaPorte Co.

AMI Meter Deployment: Meter technicians continue to deploy Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters throughout the system. When an employee visits your home, they will remove your existing meter and replace it with new equipment. The process may cause your electricity to blink. 

System Inventory: Contractors with Global Mapping Solutions (GMS) will complete the system inventory project this month. This project has involved physically taking inventory of each pole, transformer, etc., on the system to update the mapping and system inventory.