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.
Today, it seems like electric power is everywhere you look. But how did we get here? Electric cooperatives were created to bring power to the countryside, to enrich lives through the use of labor-saving devices, and to grow innovative new industries. Cooperatives provided the backbone for the necessary growth of bringing light, power, and communication… 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.
This year’s annual meeting will be held virtually on June 16. Bartholomew County REMC will mail the annual report and voting material packet to the home of each member on May 16. This will allow 30 days to cast your vote prior to the virtual annual meeting, when the election results will be announced. There… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy and its 18 member distribution cooperatives officially launched the WhyElectrify website, www.whyelectrify.com, on March 1. WhyElectrify is a one-stop resource to get answers for your energy questions. “There really was a lack of educational resources for member-consumers to learn about what’s happening in the industry, what’s happening with technology,” said Hoosier Energy Manager… Continue reading.
Don’t insert coins, paper clips or other small items into electric outlets. Stay away from anything that says “High Voltage.” Don’t fly kites anywhere near power lines. Lightning is electricity. Don’t play outside during an electrical storm.
Have time and technology made your wiring inadequate? One potential area for electrical hazards is an outdated wiring system. Is yours able to handle the load you demand of it? Here are some instances when immediate help is needed. Blowing of fuses when certain appliances are used together. If you can’t operate your appliances as… Continue reading.
You’ve likely noticed Bartholomew County REMC’s crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough –– but it’s a job that’s essential and must be done, often in challenging conditions. This month, as we celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 11,… Continue reading.
2022 Virtual Annual Meeting Thursday, June 16 | 7 p.m. Annual Meeting meet and greet. A free parking pass to our day at the fair on June 28 will be in the annual meeting voting packet, mailed in May. Day at the Fair — June 28 See you at the Bartholomew County Fair! Office closing… Continue reading.
Looking to plant some trees this spring? Remember to call 811 before digging and follow this helpful chart to make sure you are planting trees safely.
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.