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.
Summer is here. In the utility business, we know summer storms will occur, and sometimes power outages simply can’t be avoided. But did you know there are steps you can take to ensure your electricity is restored as quickly and safely as possible? By keeping your contact information up to date, you can take full… Continue reading.
BCREMC Day at the fair! Bartholomew County REMC will sponsor the day at the fair on Tuesday, July 9. We hope you will come out and see us on Community Day. We will have a booth set up outside the fair office. Come to the booth and say hello! We love talking with our members!… Continue reading.
Summer is a great time to take a family vacation, but it’s also a good opportunity to unplug from our devices and enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. Research has shown that we all need downtime after a busy day to recharge — even though we may resist it. Take a moment to… Continue reading.
Soaring temperatures during the summer can cause electric bills to skyrocket. This summer, take a vacation from high electric bills by making your home — and your family’s habits — more energy efficient. Beat the heat Air conditioning helps most Americans beat the sweltering summer heat. Proper maintenance and smart use of your home’s cooling… Continue reading.
Providing you with safe, reliable and efficient electric service is a top priority for BCREMC. One way we do this is by maintaining a clear path, or right-of-way easement, around power lines. Our vegetation management program represents a significant investment. However, it is necessary to provide our members with reliable electric service. Throughout 2019, ElectriCom,… Continue reading.
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.