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.
As a local cooperative, we are here for our members, and that is especially important during these challenging times. Our mission is to enrich the well-being of our membership and community, and we remain dedicated to you during this unprecedented pandemic. Responding to the current crisis, the Bartholomew County REMC board of directors has voted… Continue reading.
Vegetation management is crucial to providing reliable service to our members. In mid May, BCREMC will be spraying under electric lines. The area served by the Elizabethtown substation, where trees were trimmed last year, will be sprayed. BCREMC will not spray yards. We are primarily focusing on fields, ditches, fence rows, brush and abandoned areas… Continue reading.
THURSDAY, AUG. 20 Columbus North High School Auditorium — Columbus, Indiana Doors open and Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment featuring the bluegrass band — Cornfields & Crossroads —5:45 – 7 p.m. Business meeting begins at 7 p.m. A kids’ program for ages 4-11 will be available. Each member will receive an energy efficiency kit and a… Continue reading.
An expansion of the electric grid is currently underway in southern Indiana. Through a partnership among three utilities, crews have completed about five miles of high-voltage line. The entire project is about 30 miles in length and the transmission line will cross sections of Dubois County, Indiana; Spencer County, Indiana; and Hancock County, Kentucky. Recently,… Continue reading.
Jim Turner, who was CEO of Bartholomew County REMC for over 11 years, has retired. Since being selected as the CEO in September 2008, Turner has been instrumental in developing BCREMC’s role as a top cooperative in the industry. The co-op has seen many accomplishments during Turner’s leadership. Turner has led the cooperative over a… Continue reading.
The Arbor Day Foundation encourages thoughtful practices that help preserve community trees while also serving Bartholomew County REMC’s members. This illustration below demonstrates effective planting by placing the right tree in the right place. Trees properly placed can lower line clearance costs for BCREMC, reduce tree mortality, and result in healthier trees for years to… Continue reading.
To help members deal with the hardship of COVID-19, BCREMC is temporarily suspending service disconnects and late fees on member accounts until April 20. We encourage you to make your payment using one of the following methods: 1) Place payment in the drop box located at our office in the circle drive. Also, a drop… Continue reading.
When severe weather hits, 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.
The BCREMC annual meeting, originally scheduled for April 7, has been postponed. See future editions of the Indiana Connection for further information and updates.
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 -$0.000253 per kWh or approximately a credit of 25 cents per 1,000 kWh used. That makes the total… Continue reading.