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.
If a winter storm would happen to come our way this month, BCREMC wants everyone to know how to stay safe and warm during the recovery efforts. “In a winter storm emergency, restoring power and heat to consumers is the highest priority, and electric utility crews work around the clock to restore service,” said Shawn… Continue reading.
As technology continues to improve and change the landscape of energy demand, Hoosier Energy and its 18 not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative member-consumers throughout central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois, are changing with it. Maximizing the opportunities for technological advancement, Hoosier Energy works with its members to develop, implement and evaluate various pilot programs that… Continue reading.
One of the things that makes our community special is the beautiful nature that surrounds us. We are fortunate to have so many trees that offer beauty, shade and a habitat for wildlife. We know that you appreciate our community for many of the same reasons. At BCREMC we strive to balance maintaining beautiful surroundings… Continue reading.
Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat. Here are five easy ways to stay cozy this winter. Whether you’re experiencing extremely cold winter temps or you simply “run cold,” an electric blanket can deliver quick warmth like a… Continue reading.
Starting on mid-January bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will once again see a credit in the wholesale tracker adjustment effective January 1. This tracker, passed directly to members from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, will be ($0.000717) per kwh or approximately a credit of $0.72 per 1,000 kWh used. That makes the total per kWh… Continue reading.
Remember to look at your first BCREMC bill of the year to see your total Operation Round Up contribution for 2021. Your contributions are a charitable donation to the Bartholomew County Community Trust and are tax deductible. Approximately 50 percent of our membership participated in Operation Round Up during 2021. Please consider rounding up your… Continue reading.
What if we told you that you are only six resolutions away from lower energy bills this year? What’s more, you can start all of these energy-saving resolutions today, and most of them don’t even cost a thing. Ready to get started? Just keep reading! ENERGY-SAVING RESOLUTIONS TO START TODAY Resolution 1: I will reduce… Continue reading.
The heating of poultry barns can be a huge expense for farmers, especially during the winter. Opportunities to find new and efficient ways to decrease energy use for barn heating could help lessen that burden. In that effort, the Beneficial Electrification League (BEL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting beneficial electrification of the economy, along… Continue reading.
It’s that time of year for you to get the credit you deserve for sustaining your local electric cooperative. This month, we will issue capital credit refunds to members who received electric service during 1993, 1995 and 1996. Bartholomew County REMC will retire $743,000 from 1995 and 1996. The refund also includes $323,940 retired from… Continue reading.
Many electric space heaters advertise they can slash your electric bill, but 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 see at Lowe’s, Menard’s or WalMart or a “ruby quartz” or “infrared” souped-up model advertised in a newspaper or billboard,… Continue reading.
Carefully inspect lighting strands for frayed or exposed wires, loose connections and cuts in the insulation. Damaged strands should be replaced, not repaired. Do not secure light strands or cords with staples or nails. Never run extension cords or lights under rugs or furniture. Heat or a spark could ignite the flammable materials. Avoid overloading… Continue reading.