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.
Have you ever wondered what the “Monthly Service Fee” on your electric bill is? Well, you’re not alone. The charge covers our costs for connecting you to the electric grid and maintaining the electrical system. Some of the key values behind the concept of a cooperative are openness and fairness — everyone paying their fair… Continue reading.
Bartholomew County REMC lineworkers don’t work alone on our power lines. Whether they are climbing 25-foot poles, restoring power, or clearing tree limbs to prevent future outages, they are never far from the hearts of the women who love them. At this time of year, stores seem flooded with hearts, candy, and cards professing true… Continue reading.
These images show the difference the temperature of light can make in a workspace or at home. On the left is a light source that has a color temperature that produces light that has a blue tint. The photo on the right is a warmer temperature light source that adds more yellow or warm light… Continue reading.
Page Day: Jan. 23 Spend a day in the Indiana Senate with students from REMCs around the state. Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. REQUIREMENTS: You must be available on Jan. 23 and have reliable transportation to and from the Indiana Statehouse that day. The program is open… Continue reading.
What do 1,500 high school students, our nation’s capital and electric cooperatives have in common? The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, of course! Youth Tour was established with one thought in mind — to inspire our next generation of leaders. Since 1958, more than 50,000 young Americans have taken advantage of this special opportunity offered by… Continue reading.
Applications are being accepted for the Bartholomew County REMC scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. The fund was established in recognition of educational values Bartholomew County REMC upholds. BCREMC hopes to enhance the lives of its recipients by assisting them in their educational achievements. The… Continue reading.
While many New Year’s resolutions revolve around making improvements to one’s well being, the start of the new year is also a great time to look around the house for potential electrical safety hazards. Winter is the most dangerous time of year for electrical fires due to increases in lighting, heating and appliance use. According… Continue reading.
A Hoosier Energy employee who drives throughout central and southern Indiana shares some precautions he takes to stay safe and to keep your energy flowing. Meter Relay Technician Don Small has worked at Hoosier Energy for nearly 39 years. He has accumulated approximately 1.5 million miles driving to different substations and member cooperatives, averaging 40,000-60,000… Continue reading.
In recognition of National Lineman Appreciation Day, Hoosier Energy pays tribute to all power delivery professionals who work to keep the lights on. We applaud your accomplishments and devotion, which represents the heart of the cooperative spirit. On April 10, take a moment to add #ThankALineman to a post on social media.
At the Hoosier Energy Environmental Education Center, a mascot helps engage students who are excited to learn about the environment. At first, this mascot did not have a name. To find one, suggestions were gathered from students visiting the education center. A committee of officials from the Department of Education, the Department of Natural Resources… Continue reading.
Bartholomew County REMC Annual Meeting Thursday, April 20 Clarion Hotel Conference Center, Columbus 5:30-7 p.m. — Registration and entertainment by The Marlinaires 7 p.m. — Business meeting A kids’ program for ages 4-12 will be available. We hope to see you there!