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.
2024 Virtual Annual Business Meeting Thursday, June 13, 2024 7 p.m. Day at the Fair Annual Meeting – meet and greet. A free parking pass to the fair will be in the voting packet, mailed in May. See you there!
Were you surprised when you opened your last REMC bill? Cold weather can mean a more expensive winter bill, especially for those who heat with electricity. Unfortunately, the cold experienced by most of the country in mid-January will significantly affect electric bills received in February. Frigid temperatures require more energy use To keep your house… Continue reading.
More than five years after its last recorded run, the Union Volunteer Fire Department is back in business with help from Hoosier Energy. Located in Pike County, less than a mile from the Gibson County line, and within the service territory of Hoosier Energy member cooperative WIN Energy, Union needed a pole tall enough to… Continue reading.
It’s no secret that the current economic climate has made things challenging for many of our members. Despite inflation slowing some, the prices of most goods and services remain high, making it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. We recognize that rising electricity costs can also be a significant burden for households, and we’re committed… Continue reading.
What if you could be only six resolutions away from lower energy bills this year? Moreover, you can start all these energy-saving resolutions today, and most don’t even cost a thing. Ready to get started? RESOLUTION 1: I will reduce my lighting costs with LEDs. Make sure your most used lights are switched to LEDS,… Continue reading.
During this time of inflated costs to produce power, BCREMC is trying its best to alleviate the impact of increasing wholesale power costs passed onto members through the Wholesale Tracker. BCREMC will provide a relief credit for all accounts receiving electricity from BCREMC. The refund amount will be directly proportional to the kWh you use… Continue reading.
How much is that space heater really costing you? Many electric space heaters advertise that they can slash your electric bill, but they don’t advertise that they can also cause that bill to increase significantly. Whether it’s a standard electric space heater you see at Lowe’s, Menard’s, or Wal-Mart or a “ruby quartz” or “infrared”… Continue reading.
Throughout the year, especially during the holidays, Hoosier Energy seeks to act on the cooperative principle — Concern for Community. In late October, Hoosier Energy was a platinum sponsor for the 2023 Women IN Energy Conference in Carmel, Indiana. The annual event began in 2017 to encourage women to pursue their dreams and make connections… Continue reading.
If an approaching winter storm is the lead story on your nightly news, it’s probably chaos at the local grocery and too late to properly stock up on necessary food items, de-icing pellets and other related items. That’s why you should prepare before a winter storm is on the horizon. It’s important to develop a… Continue reading.
It’s that time of year for you to get the credit you deserve for sustaining your local electric cooperative. This year, we will retire capital credits to members who received electric service during the years 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998. Bartholomew County REMC will refund $742,975 from 1997 and 1998 and $323,940 from Hoosier Energy,… Continue reading.
Thank you for helping us celebrate Cooperative Month, and you! Bartholomew County REMC hosted our third drive-thru member appreciation day event on Oct. 24. We were so happy to see so many new faces this year. We hope the message of our gratitude is loud and clear. Thank you, members! We appreciate you. We passed… Continue reading.
Throughout 2023, BCREMC has provided a monthly Wholesale Power Cost Relief adjustment for members. During this time of inflation, BCREMC is trying its best to alleviate the impact of increasing wholesale power costs that are passed onto members through the Wholesale Tracker. The relief credit is for all accounts that currently receive electricity from BCREMC…. Continue reading.