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.
To help our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bartholomew County REMC temporarily suspended service disconnections due to nonpayment of bills and late fees. The moratorium is set to end on Aug. 14. Starting on Aug. 24, BCREMC will resume disconnections for accounts with a past due balance of $150 or more. BCREMC will also begin… Continue reading.
Warm, sunny days beckon the child in us all to head outdoors to play or swim. Bartholomew County REMC recommends that families review and stress to children the following simple electrical safety rules for safe outdoor play: Never climb trees near power lines. Even if the power lines aren’t touching the tree, they could touch… Continue reading.
Just days before closing the One Southern Indiana office for the COVID-19 pandemic, President and CEO Wendy Dant Chesser had two challenges facing the economic development and Chamber of Commerce organization — how to not only sustain, but also help the 1,068 business members that would be scared and hurting financially. Board and team members… Continue reading.
As a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative, Bartholomew County REMC is different than other utilities, because you – our members – are at the center of everything we do. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many in our community are facing financial difficulties. Our mission “to enrich the wellbeing of our membership and community” has given us a… Continue reading.
The board of directors unanimously approved at the May board meeting a special capital credit retirement that will be refunded to current members in July. The refund is a special 33% retirement of the BCREMC capital credits allocated for 2019. Additionally, Hoosier Energy’s board approved a 33% special retirement of its capital credits allocated for… Continue reading.
For most members, the two biggest causes of high energy use are cooling and heating. While you have choices other than electricity for heating, electricity is the main source for cooling. When you look at your electric bill this summer, you can be sure the costs of cooling will drive up your bill. What can… Continue reading.
Reflected on mid-July bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will see a wholesale tracker adjustment on their bills effective July 1. This tracker, passed directly to members from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, will be a credit of $0.001369 per kwh. That makes the total per kwh $0.108051. The easiest explanation of a tracker is that… Continue reading.
The 2020 Annual Meeting notice and details will be mailed to each member in July. Watch your mailbox for annual meeting updates and changes for this year.
To help our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bartholomew County REMC temporarily suspended service disconnections due to nonpayment of bills and late fees. Starting on July 6, BCREMC will resume disconnections for accounts with a past due balance. BCREMC will also begin charging late fees after the July 9 due date. We want to help… Continue reading.
Thank you! Hoosier Energy employees who work in operations can’t always practice social distancing to get the job done. The work these employees do is recognized by many including Merom Generating Station Plant Manager Karl Back. “Our people are responding very well to a difficult situation, which is not surprising to me with the culture… Continue reading.
As we all deal with the new realities brought on by the coronavirus, I want to assure you that your local electric cooperative is here for you. We have always had an Emergency Plan that has served us well in a variety of circumstances, from ice storms to tornadoes to floods. Early in this crisis,… Continue reading.