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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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Targeted spraying to begin in September

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Posted on Aug 07, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

Vegetation management is crucial to provide reliable service to our members. In early September, BCREMC will be spraying under electric lines. That includes the area in Ogilville in which trees were previously trimmed.  BCREMC will not spray yards, we are primarily focusing on fields, ditches, fence rows, brush and abandoned areas that are not mowed… Continue reading.

Youth Tour to D.C.

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Posted on Aug 07, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

This June, Bartholomew County REMC was honored to sponsor two Columbus East High School students, Owen Hebert and Mason Whipker on a trip to Washington, D.C., as part of the Indiana Youth Tour.  Youth Tour is a weeklong experience that allows students to visit historical monuments and museums, meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation on Capitol… Continue reading.

Consortium to improve fiber connectivity

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Posted on Jul 28, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Fiber connectivity in and outside the state got a boost this summer when 21 electric and telephone cooperative service providers who offer communications services formed Accord Telecommunications Collaborative, LLC.  The consortium’s goal, Accord Chair James Tanneberger, president and CEO of South Central Indiana REMC, noted, is “to work with fellow providers of all kinds to… Continue reading.

2022 Election Results

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Posted on Jul 08, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

Thank you for participating in the election of your board of directors and nominating committee members. BCREMC is pleased to report that 25% of the membership voted in the 2022 election. Thank you for being engaged in your electric cooperative! DIRECTORS ELECTED NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ELECTED District 2: Tom R. Finke District 5: Cory Arnholt… Continue reading.

Energy Capacity Shortages Expected This Summer

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Posted on Jul 08, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

Across the nation, electric grid operators are warning that power-generating capacity is struggling to keep up with demand, an issue that could lead to warnings and possible rolling blackouts during heat waves or other peak periods this summer. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator, or MISO, oversees our regional electric grid spanning much of the Midwest,… Continue reading.

Call before you dig

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Posted on Jul 08, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

Installing a new deck or fence? Planning for a backyard pool? Planting some new bushes in the garden? No matter what you’re undertaking, if your project requires digging, there’s a easier way to locate utility lines buried on your property. A simple call to 811 will connect you with a regional center for locating utility… Continue reading.

Turn it off

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Posted on Jul 08, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

This summer, take a vacation from high electric bills by making your home — and your family’s habits — more energy efficient. That doesn’t just mean hitting the light switch when you leave a room (make sure your most used lights are LEDs). You should also make sure your television, computer, video game consoles, cable… Continue reading.

Working together, we can overcome today’s energy challenges

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Posted on Jun 27, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

By Donna Walker As Hoosiers continue to experience rising electricity bills, it is important for you to know the factors driving these cost increases and what can be expected moving forward. You should also know Hoosier Energy and your local electric co-op are doing everything possible to minimize the impact to consumers.  Over the past… Continue reading.

One member, one vote

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Posted on Jun 03, 2022 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 company making that product has asked you to vote for its board of directors. For most people, the answer is few to none. Electric cooperatives are the exception; we do exactly that.  When… Continue reading.

Annual meeting packet mailed

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Posted on Jun 03, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

This year’s annual meeting will be held virtually on June 16. Bartholomew County REMC mailed the annual report and voting material packet to the home of each member on May 16. This allowed 30 days to cast your vote prior to the virtual annual meeting, when the election results will be announced. There are two… Continue reading.

Virtual annual meeting is June 16

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Posted on Jun 03, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

Annual Meeting Notice The annual meeting of Bartholomew County REMC will be held virtually on Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m. to take action upon the following matters: The reports of officers, directors and committees. The election of one director each from Districts 2. 5, and 7. The election of one nominating committee member each… Continue reading.

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