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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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A day dedicated to our members

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Posted on Nov 07, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

On Sept. 23, Bartholomew County REMC held our first drive-thru member appreciation event. Although the event was unique to what our members have experienced in the past, the message was the same: Thank you! We are so grateful we had the opportunity to serve a total of 575 vehicles with 1,100 Chick-Fil-A gift cards and… Continue reading.

Trimming future problems

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Posted on Nov 07, 2021 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 mainly lead to these power… Continue reading.

HVAC Tune-Up Rebate available

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Posted on Nov 07, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Up to $50 available for a HVAC Tune-Up service or preventative maintenance rebate. Hire a licensed HVAC contractor to perform a pre-determined list of services on your current air source heat pump or air conditioning cooling unit. There are many advantages to a preventative maintenance service for HVAC equipment: Fewer major repairs in the future… Continue reading.

Solar collaboration

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Posted on Oct 28, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Renewable energy is expanding across the nation – including right here in Indiana. A 120 MW solar project named Rustic Hills Solar will be built in Warrick County bringing energy to 17,000 homes. To accomplish this power output, the project will encompass 640 acres and provide jobs for 300 Hoosiers to build the solar array…. Continue reading.

Working the lines

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Posted on Oct 07, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

4th quarter tracker set

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Posted on Oct 07, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Reflected on mid-October bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will once again see a credit in the wholesale tracker adjustment effective Oct. 1. This tracker, passed to members due to reduced cost on our Hoosier Energy power bill, will be ($0.001528) per kWh or approximately a credit of $1.53 per 1,000 kWh used. That makes the… Continue reading.

Capital credit change

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Posted on Oct 07, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Starting this December, capital credits returned to current members will be distributed as one bill credit, accounting for both BCREMC and Hoosier Energy capital credits. This change was made to reduce postage and administrative costs to mail checks to members. If a member has multiple accounts, the account with the highest balance will be credited… Continue reading.

Nominations Sought for 2022 Election

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Posted on Oct 07, 2021 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 committee members are elected yearly by the membership 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.

Honoring a legacy

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Posted on Sep 28, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy is proud to announce two new scholarships honoring the contributions of longtime Hoosier Energy Directors and Board Officers, Eugene Roberts and Dan Schuckman. Eugene and Dan represented our members for a combined 35 years, devoting countless hours of service to achieve Hoosier Energy’s mission of providing members with assured, reliable and competitively priced… Continue reading.

Dedicated to helping others

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Posted on Sep 06, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Family Arts Building remodeled

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Posted on Sep 06, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

When you think about Indiana’s small towns and rural areas, many good things spring to mind. From churches, to schools, to the local fair. Neighbors talk and work together, and they look out for one another. Two great examples of that spirit are the 4-H programs that teach important skills and instill values in young… Continue reading.

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