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Bartholomew County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Columbus, Indiana. As a cooperative, Bartholomew County 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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Trimming future problems

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Posted on Nov 01, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

At Bartholomew County REMC, we’re committed to providing you with reliable power. There are some things we can’t stop — high winds, thunderstorms, ice storms — but we do what we can to prevent the main outage culprit — TREES. Vegetation — trees, shrubs, brush — growing too close to power lines and distribution equipment… Continue reading.

Critical device invented to protect the electric grid

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Posted on Oct 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

One of the electric power industry’s most important goals is ensuring the integrity of the power grid.Digital fault recorders are one technology used to monitor operations at substations and power plants throughout North America. The devices continually monitor the flow of electricity in and out of these locations. These devices are always on and they… Continue reading.

We celebrate you!

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Members will flood our office for Member Appreciation Day on Oct. 17 when we celebrate National Cooperative Month and YOU!  But what are we really celebrating? What makes Bartholomew County REMC different, and why should that matter? Eighty-two years ago our area didn’t have electricity. Young folks were leaving enmasse to find a brighter future… Continue reading.

4th Quarter Tracker Set

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Reflected on mid-October bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will see a increase in the wholesale tracker adjustment effective Oct. 1. This tracker, passed directly to members from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, will be $.000095 per kwh or approximately $0.095 per 1,000 kwh used.  That makes the total per kwh $.109515. The easiest explanation of… Continue reading.

Bartholomew County REMC employees at Fish Fry

Fish Fry a success

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

On Aug.  9, the REMC held its fish fry and bake sale to benefit the United Way fund drive. Brownstown Electric donated 180 pounds of fish and fried it for us! BCREMC sold 500 fish sandwiches and raised $3,400 for our local United Way organizations. Our cooperative bank, CoBank, generously matched the funds raised. Thank you to all the… Continue reading.

Nominations sought for 2020 election

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Have you ever been interested in becoming part of the governing body at Bartholomew County REMC?  BCREMC’s board of directors and nominating comittee members are elected yearly by the members at the annual meeting. Directors are responsible for establishing, reviewing, and revising corporate policies to ensure that Bartholomew County REMC continues to keep service to… Continue reading.

Grant funds school improvements

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Posted on Sep 26, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Gavin Scherschel walks a small piece of wood over to a tabletop circular saw and carefully trims it to the perfect length. He is on a team building a model home in the construction trades program at the North Lawrence Career Center.  A year ago, the process of trimming a piece of wood was not… Continue reading.

Protect yourself against scammers

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Posted on Aug 31, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Unfortunately, in today’s world, scams are inevitable. Scammers can threaten you with everything from legal action involving the IRS to turning off power to your home. Utility scams often involve an individual or group posing as an employee of your electric cooperative. The scammer may use threatening language in order to frighten you into offering… Continue reading.

Make it a safe harvest

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Posted on Aug 31, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Harvest time in Indiana can be an exciting and exhausting time, the culmination of a season of hard work. However, the rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed and hundreds are injured in electrical accidents on the farm.  Review with all workers the farm activities that… Continue reading.

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