Posts by: Courtney Metzger
Capital credits on their way to you
It’s that time of year for you to get the credit you deserve for sustaining your local electric cooperative. This year, we will issue capital credit refunds to members who received electric service during 1993-1994 and 1996-1997. Bartholomew County REMC will retire $743,000 from 1996 and 1997. This refund also includes $323,940 retired from Hoosier… Continue reading.
Keep pets and energy bills comfortable this winter
My husband, Heath, and I consider our four-legged companion part of the family. Sora is our (almost) 2-year-old blue heeler/Aussie mix, and we can’t imagine life without her. I am sure some of you feel the same about your pet. That’s why this winter, I want to make sure your whole family, including your four-legged… Continue reading.
Special capital credit refund coming your way!
Bartholomew County REMC isn’t like other utilities – we’re a member owned cooperative. That means our members are at the center of every business decision we make. Our mission “to enrich the well-being of our membership and community” has given us a keen focus to continually find ways to help our members. Times are tough… Continue reading.
One member, one vote
We all have a product or brand we loyally purchase time after time. With that in mind, consider how many times the company making that product has asked you to vote for its board of directors. For most people, the answer is few to none. Electric cooperatives are the exception; we do exactly that. When… Continue reading.
Celebrating 85 years
Today, it seems like electric power is everywhere you look. But how did we get here? Electric cooperatives were created to bring power to the countryside, to enrich lives through the use of labor-saving devices, and to grow innovative new industries. Cooperatives provided the backbone for the necessary growth of bringing light, power, and communication… Continue reading.
The power behind your power
You’ve likely noticed Bartholomew County REMC’s crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough –– but it’s a job that’s essential and must be done, often in challenging conditions. This month, as we celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 11,… Continue reading.
Beware of utility scams
We often get reports from members that a call to their cell phone has threatened to disconnect power. Scammers’ tactics can change daily, which is why it’s important for you to stay on top of the latest scams. Scammers use the trust that the cooperative has created by delivering reliable services to defraud people, like… Continue reading.
Serving the community
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s packed with special observances like Teacher Appreciation Week, Presidents’ Day, African American History Month, and Valentine’s Day. During this month of expressing admiration, I can’t think of a better time to convey our devotion to our community and serving you, the members of the… Continue reading.
Tree trimming a necessity
One of the things that makes our community special is the beautiful nature that surrounds us. We are fortunate to have so many trees that offer beauty, shade and a habitat for wildlife. We know that you appreciate our community for many of the same reasons. At BCREMC we strive to balance maintaining beautiful surroundings… Continue reading.
We’re thankful for our membership
During this season of giving thanks, I’d like to express my gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Although things have been a little different these past couple of years, because of your membership, we’ve been able to make our community a better place. It was so good to see many of you at… Continue reading.
Working the lines
Utility line work is rated as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America. From storm work to the extreme heat and cold, linemen fight through the elements to provide safe, reliable power to our communities. Working in these conditions is often not a choice for them, but staying safe is a… Continue reading.
Dedicated to helping others
This month’s spotlighted employee hails from South Carolina. Shawn Tucker, line superintendent at Bartholomew County REMC, started his career working for an electrician in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, doing various jobs. After some experience under his belt, he was hired as a groundsman at Palmetto Electric Cooperative in 1993. There, he worked his way… Continue reading.