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.
Bartholomew County REMC and The Arbor Day Foundation encourages thoughtful practices that help preserve community trees while also serving the REMC’s members. Arbor Day is April 26. On this day, people are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Remember when planting near utility lines, consider a 25-foot minimum distance from the line. See the… Continue reading.
Reflected on mid-April bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will see a decrease in the wholesale tracker adjustment effective April 1. This tracker, passed directly to members from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, will be a credit of -$0.001179 per kWh or approximately a credit of $1.18 cents per 1,000 kWh used. That makes the total… Continue reading.
When severe weather strikes, we respond quickly and make repairs that restore service to the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. Who gets their power restored first? How do we make those decisions? Bartholomew County REMC’s intent is to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible. These are the… Continue reading.
We all have a product or brand we loyally purchase time after time. With that in mind, consider how many times the CEO of the company making that product has asked you to vote for the board of directors or offer input into business decisions. For most people, the answer is few to none. Electric… Continue reading.
Bartholomew County REMC 2019 Annual MeetingTuesday, April 16 Columbus North High School Auditorium Registration and entertainment featuring Beatles tribute band — The Rigbys — from 5:30-7 p.m. Business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Kids’ program for ages 4-11. Each member will receive an energy efficiency kit and a $20 bill credit for attending the meeting.
Once again, voting materials will be sent to the home of each member prior to the annual meeting. Election materials in the pictured envelope will be mailed to each member in the middle of March. You will have the chance to vote for directors and nominating committee candidates prior to the annual meeting. We are… Continue reading.
2019 board of directors candidates District 2: Dr. John D. Harker – IncubentAndy Hunnicutt District 5:Ron Arnholt – IncubentEric Scheidt District 7Janet Anthony – IncubentRob Baltus 2019 Nominating Committee Candidates District 2:Scott StrietelmeierJim Tedder District 5:George HegeJason Schroer District 7:Rachel Flohr-DavidEric Wohlford Find a full bio of each candidate in your mailed annual meeting packet.
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 calling from listed on your billing account so that outages can be reported automatically if a live agent is not available. Report an outage… Continue reading.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers. Distribution lines: These lines and equipment are owned by member-co-ops who deliver energy to member-consumers. The most common voltage of distribution lines is 12,470 kV…. Continue reading.
Get your popular and comprehensive tourism publication, which includes more than 600 festivals, craft fairs, holiday shows, historical re-enactments and community celebrations, available free of charge from BCREMC. Indiana’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are committed to the communities they serve. That is why Bartholomew County REMC is pleased to help highlight some of the best and… Continue reading.
If a storm would happen to come our way during what’s left of winter, BCREMC wants everyone to know how to stay safe and warm during the recovery effort. “In a winter storm emergency, restoring power and heat to consumers is the highest priority, and electric utility crews work around the clock to restore service,”… Continue reading.