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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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Easy outage reporting available

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Posted on Mar 07, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Lights out? Thirty percent of our power outages are triggered by the weather. Learn how to report an outage quickly and easily as possible. Outage Reporting Methods Bartholomew County REMC offers multiple ways to report an outage:  Call our outage call center at 800-927-5672.  Please make sure you have the phone number you will be… Continue reading.

Power line safety

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Posted on Mar 02, 2021 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

Staying safe is just as important for the Hoosier Energy workforce and member co-ops as it is for consumers like you. That is why Hoosier Energy worked with a member cooperative to create a live line demonstration to help cooperatives show the dangers of energized power lines.  While you might have seen a similar demonstration… Continue reading.

Lineworkers: The heart of our cooperative

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Posted on Jan 30, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Recognized as one of the most dangerous professions in the United States, lineworkers are known for their strong physical endurance and mental toughness. Every day, 10 of these skilled professionals at BCREMC help deliver electrical power from our substations into your homes, farms, and businesses. Being a lineworker is a physically demanding job — partly… Continue reading.

Co-ops support Indiana tourism

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Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Get your popular and comprehensive tourism publication, Indiana Festival Guide, which includes more than 600 festivals, craft fairs, holiday shows, historical re-enactments and community celebrations. The guide is available free of charge at BCREMC. Indiana’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are committed to the communities they serve. That is why Bartholomew County REMC is pleased to help… Continue reading.

How training came to the forefront for safe power delivery

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Posted on Jan 26, 2021 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

About 40 years ago, co-op leaders thought to develop a training program to ensure lineworkers had the skills and knowledge they needed to keep themselves and others safe on the job.  Based on this idea, a formal training program was set into motion in 1974, and the first Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship Training and Safety (HEATS)… Continue reading.

Trimming trees keeps power on

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Posted on Jan 09, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Often during this pandemic, I have been struck by what an incredible team we have here at Bartholomew County REMC. I am extremely grateful for all our employees do, which includes serving our members on nights and weekends and in tough conditions, such as storms. They make a loyal commitment to be here for the… Continue reading.

Stay warm this winter

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Posted on Jan 09, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat.  Here are five easy ways to stay cozy this winter.  Whether you’re experiencing extremely cold winter temps or you simply “run cold,” an electric blanket can deliver quick warmth like a… Continue reading.

News from your co-op

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Posted on Jan 09, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

First quarter tracker The power we buy from our power supplier Hoosier Energy, to sell to you constantly fluctuates in price. Because of this, the tracker will again be a credit for the first quarter. The energy tracker, that adjusts quarterly, allows us to keep our base rates consistent, but still collect the money we… Continue reading.

From the front lines

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 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

In his 27 years at Hoosier Energy, Line Foreman Mark Richardson has trekked countless hours across the hills and hollers of southern Indiana and Illinois to find downed power lines. Each winter storm comes with its own challenges complicated by cold temperatures and snowfall. Richardson recalls a rough snowstorm several years ago, when he and… Continue reading.

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