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.
At Hoosier Energy, being “Safe by Choice” is an employee mindset. Being safe on the job or on the road is important. That is why we ask you to be sure to follow these tips when around snow plows, emergency vehicles or electric utility vehicles if the weather takes a turn for the worse this… Continue reading.
Happy New Year! Winter is here and in the utility business, we know rough weather will occur, and sometimes power outages simply can’t be avoided. But did you know there are steps you can take to ensure your electricity is restored as quickly and safely as possible? By keeping your contact information up to date,… Continue reading.
The power we buy from Hoosier Energy to sell to you constantly fluctuates in price. Because of this, the tracker will again change for the first quarter. The energy tracker, that adjusts quarterly, allows us to keep our base rates consistent, but still collect the money we will owe for the purchased power. There is no mark-up… Continue reading.
Remember to look at your first BCREMC bill of the year to see your total Operation Round Up contribution for 2019. Your contributions are a charitable donation to the Bartholomew County Community Fund Trust and are tax deductible. Approximately 55 percent of our membership participated in Operation Round Up during 2019. Please consider rounding up your bill… Continue reading.
Bartholomew County REMC trims trees as part of our ongoing vegetation management program. We trim away branches growing through or around our lines. We also remove branches growing above lines, where snow or ice could cause branches to sag or fall onto live lines. The amount of pruning necessary varies depending on the type of… Continue reading.
While many New Year’s resolutions revolve around making improvements to one’s well being, the start of the new year is also a great time to look around the house for potential electrical safety hazards. Winter is the most dangerous time of year for electrical fires due to increases in lighting, heating and appliance use. Bartholomew… Continue reading.
Now’s the time for you to get the credit you deserve for helping build and sustain your local electric cooperative. Within a few days, we will be printing capital credit checks for members who received electric service during 1993 and 1994. Bartholomew County REMC will retire $409,581 from those years. You will also receive… Continue reading.
Many electric space heaters advertise they can slash your electric bill. What they don’t advertise is that they can also cause that bill to increase significantly. Whether it’s a standard electric space heater you can buy at a store or a “ruby quartz” or “infrared” souped-up model advertised in a newspaper or on a billboard,… Continue reading.
As a member-owned cooperative, Bartholomew County REMC places a high priority on helping members use energy efficiently. If you have upgraded your home’s HVAC system, heat pump, or water heater the current rebate program is available. If you have installed any new HVAC equipment or a new water heater in 2019, please notify us before… Continue reading.
Have you signed up for Smart Hub? Smart Hub includes many features that allow you to keep track of your electric use and manage your accounts online and on the go. Account Management at your Fingertips SmartHub lets you manage all aspects of your BCREMC account online or with your mobile device. Creating a SmartHub… Continue reading.
Applications are being accepted for the Bartholomew County REMC – Alex Barkes Memoral Scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. This fund was established by Bartholomew County REMC in memory of Alex Barkes. Barkes was employed by Bartholomew County REMC as the network administrator. He exhibited… Continue reading.