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.
When you think about Indiana’s small towns and rural areas, many good things spring to mind. From churches, to schools, to the local fair. Neighbors talk and work together, and they look out for one another. Two great examples of that spirit are the 4-H programs that teach important skills and instill values in young… Continue reading.
On September bills, a special Hoosier Energy capital credit retirement will be refunded to those who were Bartholomew County REMC members in 2019 and/or 2021. The average refund for residential members who were on the BCREMC system in 2019 and 2021 is approximately $70. The amount of the member’s capital credit refund is based on… Continue reading.
Downed power lines can look relatively harmless, but don’t be fooled. They likely carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or possibly death. We have recently had a rash of downed power lines due to trees or vehicle accidents. Broken poles due to vehicle accidents are on the rise. Could it be… Continue reading.
This summer, Hoosier Energy became the first generation and transmission cooperative in the country to receive the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Certificate of Inclusion (COI) to join the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the monarch butterfly. The butterfly’s migratory path and habitat go through the heart of Hoosier Energy’s service territory. If… Continue reading.
Bartholomew County REMC isn’t like other utilities – we’re a member owned cooperative. That means our members are at the center of every business decision we make. Our mission “to enrich the well-being of our membership and community” has given us a keen focus to continually find ways to help our members. Times are tough… Continue reading.
The board of directors unanimously approved a special capital credit retirement at the June board meeting. The special retirement will be refunded to members who were active in 2019 and/or 2021. This refund is a special retirement of Hoosier Energy’s capital credits, totaling $1.1 million. What are capital credits? When you purchase electricity from BCREMC,… Continue reading.
For most members, the two biggest causes of high energy use are cooling and heating. While you have choices other than electricity for heating, electricity is the source for cooling. When you look at your electric bill this summer, you can be sure the costs of cooling will drive up your bill. What can you… Continue reading.
Vegetation management is crucial to provide reliable service to our members. In early September, BCREMC will be spraying under electric lines. That includes the area in Ogilville in which trees were previously trimmed. BCREMC will not spray yards, we are primarily focusing on fields, ditches, fence rows, brush and abandoned areas that are not mowed… Continue reading.
This June, Bartholomew County REMC was honored to sponsor two Columbus East High School students, Owen Hebert and Mason Whipker on a trip to Washington, D.C., as part of the Indiana Youth Tour. Youth Tour is a weeklong experience that allows students to visit historical monuments and museums, meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation on Capitol… Continue reading.
Fiber connectivity in and outside the state got a boost this summer when 21 electric and telephone cooperative service providers who offer communications services formed Accord Telecommunications Collaborative, LLC. The consortium’s goal, Accord Chair James Tanneberger, president and CEO of South Central Indiana REMC, noted, is “to work with fellow providers of all kinds to… Continue reading.
Thank you for participating in the election of your board of directors and nominating committee members. BCREMC is pleased to report that 25% of the membership voted in the 2022 election. Thank you for being engaged in your electric cooperative! DIRECTORS ELECTED NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ELECTED District 2: Tom R. Finke District 5: Cory Arnholt… Continue reading.