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.
Across the nation, electric grid operators are warning that power-generating capacity is struggling to keep up with demand, an issue that could lead to warnings and possible rolling blackouts during heat waves or other peak periods this summer. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator, or MISO, oversees our regional electric grid spanning much of the Midwest,… Continue reading.
Installing a new deck or fence? Planning for a backyard pool? Planting some new bushes in the garden? No matter what you’re undertaking, if your project requires digging, there’s a easier way to locate utility lines buried on your property. A simple call to 811 will connect you with a regional center for locating utility… Continue reading.
From the grocery store to the gas pump, prices are on the rise. Unfortunately, energy prices are also subject to the domestic and global market pressures. We buy the power that we distribute to you from Hoosier Energy. Please see Hoosier Energy’s article from their CEO Donna Walker on page 24 for further details on… Continue reading.
This summer, take a vacation from high electric bills by making your home — and your family’s habits — more energy efficient. That doesn’t just mean hitting the light switch when you leave a room (make sure your most used lights are LEDs). You should also make sure your television, computer, video game consoles, cable… Continue reading.
By Donna Walker As Hoosiers continue to experience rising electricity bills, it is important for you to know the factors driving these cost increases and what can be expected moving forward. You should also know Hoosier Energy and your local electric co-op are doing everything possible to minimize the impact to consumers. Over the past… Continue reading.
We all have a product or brand we loyally purchase time after time. With that in mind, consider how many times the company making that product has asked you to vote for its board of directors. For most people, the answer is few to none. Electric cooperatives are the exception; we do exactly that. When… Continue reading.
This year’s annual meeting will be held virtually on June 16. Bartholomew County REMC mailed the annual report and voting material packet to the home of each member on May 16. This allowed 30 days to cast your vote prior to the virtual annual meeting, when the election results will be announced. There are two… Continue reading.
Annual Meeting Notice The annual meeting of Bartholomew County REMC will be held virtually on Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m. to take action upon the following matters: The reports of officers, directors and committees. The election of one director each from Districts 2. 5, and 7. The election of one nominating committee member each… Continue reading.
Our Time-Of-Use (TOU) program encourages residential members to reduce electricity use during peak hours and months. Participants in the program will receive a lower-priced rate for using power during off-peak periods but will pay closer to the actual cost of electricity during periods of the highest electric demand. Our electric meters at your home can… Continue reading.
The 2022 Annual Meeting of your electric cooperative’s power provider, Hoosier Energy, returned to the French Lick Resort on April 7 after a three-year pause due to the pandemic. All of the generation and transmission cooperative’s 18 member cooperatives (including your local electric cooperative) were represented and on hand. The guest list was pared down… Continue reading.