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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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From the front lines

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Posted on Jan 05, 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

In his 27 years at Hoosier Energy, Line Foreman Mark Richardson has trekked countless hours across the hills and hollers of southern Indiana and Illinois to find downed power lines. Each winter storm comes with its own challenges complicated by cold temperatures and snowfall. Richardson recalls a rough snowstorm several years ago, when he and… Continue reading.

Capital Credits on their way to you

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Posted on Dec 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

It’s that time of year for you to get the credit you deserve for sustaining your local electric cooperative. Within a few days, we will be printing capital credit checks to members who received electric service during the years of 1994 and 1995.  Bartholomew County REMC will retire $360,280 from 1994. You will also receive… Continue reading.

Trimming future problems

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Posted on Dec 06, 2020 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, shrubs and brush that grow too close to power lines and distribution equipment. To “cut back”… Continue reading.

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Scholarship opportunity

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Posted on Dec 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

Applications are being accepted for the Bartholomew County REMC – Alex Barkes Memoral Scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. This fund was established by Bartholomew County REMC in memory of Alex Barkes. Barkes was Bartholomew County REMC’s network administrator. He exhibited a strong work ethic… Continue reading.

Save with LED bulbs

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Posted on Dec 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

The lightbulb has undergone relatively few changes since it was introduced in the late 1870s. But new technology is finally here and is very affordable.  LEDs are available in an array of light “color temperatures” like warm white, soft white and bright white. (Color temperature is measured in kelvins. An LED bulb with a light… Continue reading.

Grid improvements increase efficiency

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Posted on Nov 25, 2020 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

On the outskirts of Vevay, Indiana, part of the Hoosier Energy grid had substantial improvements made.  Hoosier Energy Substation Foreman Trevor Asche, who supervised the project, said the largest upgrade was to improve connections to a communication tower. The tower enables communication between Hoosier Energy system control and substation equipment. At this location, the substation… Continue reading.

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