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.
While many New Year’s resolutions revolve around making improvements to one’s well being, the start of the new year is also a great time to look around the house for potential electrical safety hazards. Winter is the most dangerous time of year for electrical fires due to increases in lighting, heating and appliance use. According… Continue reading.
In his 27 years at Hoosier Energy, Line Foreman Mark Richardson has trekked countless hours across the hills and hollers of southern Indiana and Illinois to find downed power lines. Each winter storm comes with its own challenges complicated by cold temperatures and snowfall. Richardson recalls a rough snowstorm several years ago, when he and… Continue reading.
It’s that time of year for you to get the credit you deserve for sustaining your local electric cooperative. Within a few days, we will be printing capital credit checks to members who received electric service during the years of 1994 and 1995. Bartholomew County REMC will retire $360,280 from 1994. You will also receive… 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, shrubs and brush that grow too close to power lines and distribution equipment. To “cut back”… Continue reading.
Many electric space heaters advertise they can slash your electric bill. What they don’t advertise is that they can also cause that bill to increase significantly. Whether it’s a standard electric space heater you can buy at a store or a “ruby quartz” or “infrared” souped-up model advertised in a newspaper or on a billboard,… Continue reading.
As a member-owned cooperative, Bartholomew County REMC places a high priority on helping members use energy efficiently. If you have upgraded your home’s HVAC system, heat pump, or water heater in 2020, incentives are still available. If you have installed any new HVAC equipment or a new water heater in 2020 please submit information… Continue reading.
Have you signed up for Smart Hub? Smart Hub includes many features that allow you to keep track of your electric use and manage your accounts online and on the go. Account Management at your Fingertips SmartHub lets you manage all aspects of your BCREMC account online or with your mobile device. Creating a SmartHub… Continue reading.
Applications are being accepted for the Bartholomew County REMC – Alex Barkes Memoral Scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. This fund was established by Bartholomew County REMC in memory of Alex Barkes. Barkes was Bartholomew County REMC’s network administrator. He exhibited a strong work ethic… Continue reading.
The lightbulb has undergone relatively few changes since it was introduced in the late 1870s. But new technology is finally here and is very affordable. LEDs are available in an array of light “color temperatures” like warm white, soft white and bright white. (Color temperature is measured in kelvins. An LED bulb with a light… Continue reading.
On the outskirts of Vevay, Indiana, part of the Hoosier Energy grid had substantial improvements made. Hoosier Energy Substation Foreman Trevor Asche, who supervised the project, said the largest upgrade was to improve connections to a communication tower. The tower enables communication between Hoosier Energy system control and substation equipment. At this location, the substation… Continue reading.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Recent events have made me pause and think about the role we play in our community and because of your membership, we are able to make our community a better place. Since the COVID-19… Continue reading.