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.
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 recenlty 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.
You might have driven past one of the 10 cooperative solar arrays throughout central and southern Indiana. Each site provides renewable energy to co-ops like yours and is the size of nine football fields. This creates a challenge in the summer months — lawncare. Hoosier Energy has hired a crew to help keep the grass… Continue reading.
Indiana Youth Tour to D.C. Emily and Sara Law represented Bartholomew County REMC on the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., this June. The Indiana delegation of over 100 students representing 34 Indiana electric cooperatives joined more than 1,800 other students from 46 other states on the Youth Tour. BCREMC is pleased to… Continue reading.
Think before you post that sign! Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs and fliers create dangerous obstacles for electric lineworkers. Their jobs are dangerous enough … help us keep them safe!
Fish fry Aug. 9 On Friday, Aug. 9, the BCREMC annual fish fry to support the United Way of Bartholomew County will be held at the cooperative’s office. Fish sandwiches, side items, drinks and baked goods will be for sale from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Have lunch to support the United Way! The lunch… Continue reading.
Warm, sunny days beckon the child in us all to head outdoors to play or swim. Bartholomew County REMC recommends families review and stress to children the following simple electrical safety rules for safe outdoor play: • Never climb trees near power lines. • Fly kites and model airplanes in large open areas. If a… Continue reading.
For most members, the two biggest causes of high energy use are cooling and heating. While you have choices other than electricity for heating, electricity is the only source for cooling. When you look at your electric bill this summer, you can be sure the costs of cooling will drive up your bill. What can… Continue reading.
Safe and reliable transmission of electricity is at the core of the Hoosier Energy vegetation management program. Trees or other woody-stemmed vegetation growing too close to power lines can cause extensive power outages and damage as well as pose serious fire and safety hazards to the public if the trees come in contact with energized… Continue reading.
Summer is here. In the utility business, we know summer storms will occur, and sometimes power outages simply can’t be avoided. But did you know there are steps you can take to ensure your electricity is restored as quickly and safely as possible? By keeping your contact information up to date, you can take full… Continue reading.