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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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Save with LED bulbs

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Posted on Dec 03, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

The lightbulb has undergone relatively few changes since it was introduced in the late 1870s. But new technology is finally here and is very affordable.  LEDs are available in an array of light “color temperatures” like warm white, soft white and bright white. (Color temperature is measured in kelvins. An LED bulb with a light… Continue reading.

BCREMC Shred Event next month

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Posted on Nov 01, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Gather your sensitive financial and personal documents and bring them to BCREMC during business hours, Dec. 9-13, for free secure paper shredding. When you arrive, deposit your items in the bins located in the lobby.  Speedy Shred, a local professional shredding business, will shred all of your paper on-site so that your personal information is… Continue reading.

Warm Hands & Warm Hearts

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Posted on Nov 01, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Help us partner with Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center (LCNFC) to provide new storebought or hand knitted caps, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves for its clients who are unable to puchase them for their families. Beginning now through Dec. 12, Bartholomew County REMC will collect these items and donate them to LCNFC. These collected items… Continue reading.

Lend your voice to rural america

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Posted on Nov 01, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

In 2016, rural America played a big part in our national elections – 500,000 MORE rural voters went to the polls than in 2012. In 2018, we saw more candidates and elected officials visiting cooperatives than ever before and engaging in dialogue about rural issues of importance.  Each year, electric cooperatives have the opportunity to… Continue reading.

Trimming future problems

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Posted on Nov 01, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

At Bartholomew County REMC, we’re committed to providing you with reliable power. There are some things we can’t stop — high winds, thunderstorms, ice storms — but we do what we can to prevent the main outage culprit — TREES. Vegetation — trees, shrubs, brush — growing too close to power lines and distribution equipment… Continue reading.

Critical device invented to protect the electric grid

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Posted on Oct 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

One of the electric power industry’s most important goals is ensuring the integrity of the power grid.Digital fault recorders are one technology used to monitor operations at substations and power plants throughout North America. The devices continually monitor the flow of electricity in and out of these locations. These devices are always on and they… Continue reading.

We celebrate you!

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Members will flood our office for Member Appreciation Day on Oct. 17 when we celebrate National Cooperative Month and YOU!  But what are we really celebrating? What makes Bartholomew County REMC different, and why should that matter? Eighty-two years ago our area didn’t have electricity. Young folks were leaving enmasse to find a brighter future… Continue reading.

4th Quarter Tracker Set

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

Reflected on mid-October bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will see a increase in the wholesale tracker adjustment effective Oct. 1. This tracker, passed directly to members from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, will be $.000095 per kwh or approximately $0.095 per 1,000 kwh used.  That makes the total per kwh $.109515. The easiest explanation of… Continue reading.

Bartholomew County REMC employees at Fish Fry

Fish Fry a success

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Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in Bartholomew County REMC

On Aug.  9, the REMC held its fish fry and bake sale to benefit the United Way fund drive. Brownstown Electric donated 180 pounds of fish and fried it for us! BCREMC sold 500 fish sandwiches and raised $3,400 for our local United Way organizations. Our cooperative bank, CoBank, generously matched the funds raised. Thank you to all the… Continue reading.

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