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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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The butterfly effect

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Posted on Sep 02, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

Capital credit refund: FAQ

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Posted on Aug 07, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Targeted spraying to begin in September

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Posted on Aug 07, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Youth Tour to D.C.

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Posted on Aug 07, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

Consortium to improve fiber connectivity

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Posted on Jul 28, 2022 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

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.

2022 Election Results

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Posted on Jul 08, 2022 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

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