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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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Tracker To Change

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Posted on Jul 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Help with your past due balance

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Posted on Jul 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Diligent effort

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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 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

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.

Navigating the new normal

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Posted on Jun 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

2020 youth programs canceled

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Posted on Jun 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

Every year, Bartholomew County REMC accepts applications for the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., and Touchstone Energy Camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston. These opportunities have been a great way for the co-op to connect with our youth. In April, our national and statewide associations decided to cancel both programs due to COVID-19. The health… Continue reading.

Summer energy tips

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Posted on Jun 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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 of us beat the sweltering summer heat. Proper maintenance and smart use of your home’s… Continue reading.

New law for drivers

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Posted on Jun 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

Beginning July 1, drivers are prohibited from using handheld devices while driving on Indiana roads. The new legislation intended to combat distracted driving prohibits drivers from holding or using a handheld mobile device while operating a moving vehicle.  A few quick facts about the new law:  Violators can be fined up to $500 and lose… Continue reading.

Focused on the future

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Posted on May 29, 2020 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

Working alongside our 18 member-cooperatives, Hoosier Energy is creating competitive advantages for the industries, farms and residences that make up the communities that depend on us to meet their power needs, provide economic opportunities and create jobs. Every conversation, every project, every pilot program is executed with one question in mind — how will our… Continue reading.

Continuing to serve you

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Posted on May 05, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

As the country and Indiana come together to manage through the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. I would never have thought this was how my career as CEO at BCREMC would begin, but I am here, ready to lead, during this unprecedented time. In recent weeks,… Continue reading.

Tips for managing energy use during COVID-19

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Posted on May 05, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

As American families and businesses transition to remote work, they may see a surge in home energy use — and in upcoming electric bills. Simple money-saving steps can help lower monthly electric bills without jeopardizing safety or comfort.  “America’s electric cooperatives understand the increased financial hardships facing families and businesses due to the economic impact… Continue reading.

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