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.
In 2016, rural America played a big part in our national elections – 500,000 MORE rural voters went to the polls than in 2012. In 2018, we saw more candidates and elected officials visiting cooperatives than ever before and engaging in dialogue about rural issues of importance. Each year, electric cooperatives have the opportunity to… 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… Continue reading.
One of the electric power industry’s most important goals is ensuring the integrity of the power grid.Digital fault recorders are one technology used to monitor operations at substations and power plants throughout North America. The devices continually monitor the flow of electricity in and out of these locations. These devices are always on and they… Continue reading.
Members will flood our office for Member Appreciation Day on Oct. 17 when we celebrate National Cooperative Month and YOU! But what are we really celebrating? What makes Bartholomew County REMC different, and why should that matter? Eighty-two years ago our area didn’t have electricity. Young folks were leaving enmasse to find a brighter future… Continue reading.
Reflected on mid-October bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will see a increase in the wholesale tracker adjustment effective Oct. 1. This tracker, passed directly to members from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, will be $.000095 per kwh or approximately $0.095 per 1,000 kwh used. That makes the total per kwh $.109515. The easiest explanation of… Continue reading.
On Aug. 9, the REMC held its fish fry and bake sale to benefit the United Way fund drive. Brownstown Electric donated 180 pounds of fish and fried it for us! BCREMC sold 500 fish sandwiches and raised $3,400 for our local United Way organizations. Our cooperative bank, CoBank, generously matched the funds raised. Thank you to all the… 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… 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 comittee members are elected yearly by the members 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.
Gavin Scherschel walks a small piece of wood over to a tabletop circular saw and carefully trims it to the perfect length. He is on a team building a model home in the construction trades program at the North Lawrence Career Center. A year ago, the process of trimming a piece of wood was not… Continue reading.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, scams are inevitable. Scammers can threaten you with everything from legal action involving the IRS to turning off power to your home. Utility scams often involve an individual or group posing as an employee of your electric cooperative. The scammer may use threatening language in order to frighten you into offering… Continue reading.
Harvest time in Indiana can be an exciting and exhausting time, the culmination of a season of hard work. However, the rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed and hundreds are injured in electrical accidents on the farm. Review with all workers the farm activities that… Continue reading.