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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s fun to make your home look spooky at Halloween, and many enjoy decorating for trick-or-treaters just as much as they enjoy decking the halls for Christmas. We’ve all seen Halloween displays become more elaborate. Decorations make the holiday more fun, but it’s important to make sure you’re decorating safely. Tips you’ll want to consider… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.