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.
The annual meeting of Bartholomew County REMC was held on April 16 at Columbus North High School Auditorium, Columbus. Approximately 450 members attended the meeting. BCREMC is happy to report that 1,304 members voted prior to the meeting with the alternative voting packet mailed to members. An additional 175 members voted at the meeting. A… Continue reading.
Everyone loves a pool. If you are lucky enough to have one, you’ll notice your electric bill increasing during the summer. Pool pumps often run much longer than necessary, costing up to $5 a day if ran continuously. It is important to circulate your pool’s water to keep the chemicals mixed and remove debris, but… Continue reading.
Installing a deck? Planning a pool? Planting a tree? No matter the undertaking, if your project requires digging, there’s an easy way to locate utility lines buried on your property. Dial 811. A simple call to 811 connects you with a regional center for locating utility lines. There is no charge for the service and… Continue reading.
This month, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month. We all depend on electricity to power our lives, but accidents can happen when electricity is improperly used. Our responsibility to you, our members Because we live and work in the community we serve,… Continue reading.
Since 1997, Operation Round Up has provided grants to help organizations and individuals in BCREMC’s service territory. Bartholomew REMC Membership Community Trust Inc. oversees Operation Round Up, a voluntary initiative, allowing BCREMC members to donate funds to help those in need by rounding up their electric bills to the nearest dollar amount. … Continue reading.
Would it be easier for you to make weekly or bi-weekly payments rather than one large payment each month? If so, BCREMC’s Prepay Electric option may be for you. What is prepaid metering? Prepaid metering offers the opportunity to pay when you want, in the amount you want. Instead of receiving a traditional paper bill… Continue reading.
Bartholomew County REMC has a easy and convenient way residential members can pay for electricity. It’s called Prepay Electric, and it allows members to pay up front for electricity before they ever use a single kilowatt-hour! Prepay Electric helps you control your budget by making payments into your account as you can afford to do… Continue reading.
Make sure to use your Co-op Connections Card for everyday savings! Save on prescriptions and so much more. Many local and national businesses participate in the Co-op Connections Card program by offering great discounts or special offers to members who show their Co-op Connections Card. Members can search saving opportunities by visiting www.bcremc.com or by… Continue reading.
Touchstone Energy provides electric co-ops like yours with resources to be the trusted information resource in your community. Resources include communicating the cooperative difference many of us enjoy. An advertising campaign has been designed to communicate that cooperatives are innovative, stable and trustworthy – thanks to their decades-long role in the communities they serve. Touchstone… Continue reading.
As an electric cooperative, Bartholomew County REMC is guided by an elected board of directors who represent its members’ best interest when making important decisions. Being a member of the co-op’s board is an incredibly important position in our community. A director’s decisions will impact issues, such as service rates, rights-of-way and work plans. This… Continue reading.