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.
Reflected on mid-October bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will see a decrease in the wholesale tracker adjustment effective Oct. 1. This tracker, passed directly to members from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, will be a credit of $0.001801 per kwh. That makes the total price per kwh $.107619. The easiest explanation of a tracker is… Continue reading.
Are you 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 members during the annual meeting. Directors are responsible for establishing, reviewing, and revising corporate policies to ensure that Bartholomew County REMC continues to keep service to the membership… Continue reading.
To help our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bartholomew County REMC temporarily suspended service disconnections due to nonpayment of bills and late fees. After Oct. 12, BCREMC will resume disconnections for accounts that have not paid their balance from electricity use after Aug. 14. BCREMC will also begin charging late fees after the Oct. 26… Continue reading.
My family’s return to Indiana and the transition to life in Bartholomew County has been a little different than originally envisioned. We didn’t anticipate it would be happening during a pandemic. We had expected to meet you in person at our BCREMC annual meeting, originally planned in April. As I am penning this letter, we… Continue reading.
Late summer and early fall often bring tornadoes and floods to our part of the country. It’s important to take precautions with your home’s electrical system. Debris from storms can easily ignite if they come into contact with downed power lines, especially when electrical wires are severed. Also, standing water and even appliances can become… Continue reading.
Pressure washers are handy tools. They can clean up almost anything and make a house or deck look brand new. And electrically powered ones are among the only tools that mix water and electricity during use — an otherwise deadly combination. Pressure washers can be safe to use if you read the manual carefully —… Continue reading.
Early autumn is often considered the best time to plant a tree. But no time is a good time if you don’t have a plan and take precautions. Not only do dangers lurk for the person at planting time, but without a plan, a tree can cause problems for nearby power lines, people who rely… Continue reading.
Downed power lines can look relatively harmless, but don’t be fooled. They likely carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or possibly death. We have recently had a rash of downed power lines due to trees or vehicle accidents. Broken poles due to vehicle accidents are on the rise. Could it be… Continue reading.
When asked to use a No. 2 pencil, fill circles completely and make no stray marks on the form, these instructions are likely to bring back memories of school years when scantron technology was used for testing. Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station’s Job Safety Observation Team is utilizing this technology in a new way. Using… Continue reading.
The Annual Meeting is one of our favorite events of the year, but protecting the health and well-being of Bartholomew County REMC’s members, employees and board of directors comes first. There are just too many uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic right now, so we made the tough decision to transition our Annual Meeting… Continue reading.