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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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One member, one vote

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Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

We all have a product or brand we loyally purchase time after time. With that in mind, consider how many times the CEO of the company making that product has asked you to vote for the board of directors or offer input into business decisions. For most people, the answer is few to none. Electric… Continue reading.

See you at your annual meeting!

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Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC, General

Bartholomew County REMC 2019 Annual MeetingTuesday, April 16 Columbus North High School Auditorium Registration and entertainment featuring Beatles tribute band — The Rigbys — from 5:30-7 p.m. Business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Kids’ program for ages 4-11. Each member will receive an energy efficiency kit and a $20 bill credit for attending the meeting.

2019 board of directors and nominating committee candidates

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Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

2019 board of directors candidates District 2: Dr. John D. Harker – IncubentAndy Hunnicutt District 5:Ron Arnholt – IncubentEric Scheidt District 7Janet Anthony – IncubentRob Baltus 2019 Nominating Committee Candidates District 2:Scott StrietelmeierJim Tedder District 5:George HegeJason Schroer District 7:Rachel Flohr-DavidEric Wohlford Find a full bio of each candidate in your mailed annual meeting packet.

Outage reporting made easy

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Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Outage Reporting Methods Bartholomew County REMC offers multiple ways to report an outage: Call our outage call center at 800-927-5672. Please make sure you have the phone number you will be calling from listed on your billing account so that outages can be reported automatically if a live agent is not available. Report an outage… Continue reading.

Distribution Line vs. Transmission Lines

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers. Distribution lines: These lines and equipment are owned by member-co-ops who deliver energy to member-consumers. The most common voltage of distribution lines is 12,470 kV…. Continue reading.

Co-ops support Indiana tourism

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Get your popular and comprehensive tourism publication, which includes more than 600 festivals, craft fairs, holiday shows, historical re-enactments and community celebrations, available free of charge from BCREMC. Indiana’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are committed to the communities they serve. That is why Bartholomew County REMC is pleased to help highlight some of the best and… Continue reading.

Be safe during winter storms

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

If a storm would happen to come our way during what’s left of winter, BCREMC wants everyone to know how to stay safe and warm during the recovery effort. “In a winter storm emergency, restoring power and heat to consumers is the highest priority, and electric utility crews work around the clock to restore service,”… Continue reading.

See you at the annual meeting!

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Tuesday, April 16 Columbus North High School  Auditorium Registration and entertainment featuring Beatles tribute band  —  The Rigbys — from 5:30-7 p.m. Business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Kids’ program for ages 4-11. More information in next month’s magazine!

Monthly fee explained

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Have you ever wondered what the  “Monthly Service Fee” on your electric bill is? Well, you’re not alone. The charge covers our costs for connecting you to the electric grid and maintaining the electrical system. Some of the key values behind the concept of a cooperative are openness and fairness — everyone paying their fair… Continue reading.

Love on the line

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Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Bartholomew County REMC lineworkers don’t work alone on our power lines. Whether they are climbing 25-foot poles, restoring power, or clearing tree limbs to prevent future outages, they are never far from the hearts of the women who love them. At this time of year, stores seem flooded with hearts, candy, and cards professing true… Continue reading.

Shedding light on human energy: Benefits of natural light in the workplace

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

These images show the difference the temperature of light can make in a workspace or at home. On the left is a light source that has a color temperature that produces light that has a blue tint. The photo on the right is a warmer temperature light source that adds more yellow or warm light… Continue reading.

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