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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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COVID-19 member refund

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Posted on May 05, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Spraying set for May

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Posted on May 05, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

See us at your annual meting!

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Posted on May 05, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC, General

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.

Electric grid growth

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Posted on Apr 27, 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

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.

New CEO announced

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Posted on Apr 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Celebrate Arbor Day on April 24

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Posted on Apr 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

When severe weather hits

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Posted on Apr 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

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