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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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First quarter tracker

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Posted on Jan 15, 2023 in Bartholomew County REMC

The power we buy from our wholesale power provider, Hoosier Energy, to sell to you constantly fluctuates in price. Because of this, the Wholesale Tracker is on your bill monthly and changes quarterly to recoup or credit the fluctuating cost of power we buy on your behalf. The tracker is a pass-through from Hoosier Energy… Continue reading.

Apply for these youth programs

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Posted on Jan 15, 2023 in Bartholomew County REMC

Camp Kilowatt  Date: June 7-10 A fun and unique camp experience for students entering seventh grade. The camp takes place in early June and gives kids a chance to learn about energy while making new friends and enjoying activities and games. This three-day camp includes horseback riding, electric cooperative education, rock climbing, swimming and much… Continue reading.

Always improving

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Posted on Dec 29, 2022 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

Through a complex, dual-stage project, Hoosier Energy is working diligently to upgrade grid technology and infrastructure. Straddling the White River in Greene County, just southwest of Bloomfield, is a three-quarter mile stretch of Hoosier Energy power lines in the territory of the Utilities District of Western Indiana (UDWI) REMC.  Those lines were strategically placed out… Continue reading.

Capital credits on their way to you

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Posted on Dec 02, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Thank you, members!

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Posted on Dec 02, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

Thank you for helping us celebrate Cooperative Month and you! On Oct. 25, Bartholomew County REMC held a drive-thru member appreciation event. We were so happy to see you. 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… Continue reading.

BCREMC EV Charging Lab unveiled

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Posted on Dec 02, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

BCREMC’s Electric Vehicle Team set out to find solutions for employers wishing to offer workplace charging for electric vehicles. In November, Bartholomew County REMC unveiled an Electric Vehicle (EV) Workplace and Fleet Charging Lab with a ribbon cutting.  The EV Team was tasked with installing at least three viable options for BCREMC members interested in… Continue reading.

Scholarships available!

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Posted on Dec 02, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

Applications are being accepted now for two scholarships offered by Bartholomew County REMC that are administered by the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.  The Alex Barkes Memorial Scholarship was established by Bartholomew County REMC in memory of Alex Barkes. Alex was an employee of Bartholomew County REMC as network administrator and… Continue reading.

2022 incentives still available

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Posted on Dec 02, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

As a member-owned cooperative, Bartholomew County REMC places a high priority on helping members use energy efficiently. If you have upgraded your home’s HVAC system, heat pump or heat pump water heater in 2022, incentives are still available! If you have installed any new equipment, had an HVAC tune-up or bought electric lawn equipment in… Continue reading.

On-the-job training

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Posted on Dec 02, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

The Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship, Training and Safety (HEATS) program held its first in-person graduation program since 2019 this fall at French Lick Resort.  The program, which started in 1975 as a way to ensure linemen had proper job-related safety training, expanded over the years to include other co-op employees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the… Continue reading.

Warm hands and warm hearts

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Posted on Nov 10, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

Help us partner with Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center (LCNFC) to provide new store-bought or hand-knitted caps, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for their clients who are unable to purchase them for their children, ages newborn to 18. Beginning now through Dec. 8, Bartholomew County REMC will collect these items and donate them to LCNFC. These… Continue reading.

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