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.
It’s one of the oldest battles: the never-ending squabble over the thermostat. Who gets temperature controlling rights in your home? And do a few degrees really matter when it comes to paying your bill at the end of each month? Even though it can take a fiery debate for all parties to agree on a… Continue reading.
When Curt Durnil joined Hoosier Energy in November 2020 as its communications coordinator, media and public relations, he brought with him a solid public service background — just in a different field. For the past 26 years, he was the Indiana State Police’s public information officer. Indiana Connection sat down with Durnil to learn more… Continue reading.
We all see the crews working hard every day to keep the lights on, but what about behind the scenes? Our Operations Support Services team plays an important role in planning, designing, and maintaining BCREMC’s electric infrastructure. You may not see these employees climbing a pole or changing a meter, but they have been involved… Continue reading.
What exactly is ‘time of use?’ The idea behind “time of use” rates is to get members to shift or reduce their electricity use during peak demand times. If you are willing and able to shift a significant portion of your electric use away from times of high electric demand, then you will be able… Continue reading.
Installing a new deck? 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. Just dial 811. A simple call to 811 will connect you with a regional center for locating… Continue reading.
Thank you for participating in the election of your board of directors and nominating committee members. BCREMC is pleased to report that 30% of the membership voted in the 2021 election. Thank you for being engaged in your cooperative! The video of the virtual annual meeting, held on April 29 is available for viewing at… Continue reading.
Soaring temperatures during the summer can cause electric bills to skyrocket. This summer, take a vacation from high electric bills by making your home — and your family’s habits — more energy efficient. Beat the Heat Air conditioning helps most of us beat the sweltering summer heat. Proper maintenance and smart use of your home’s… Continue reading.
Cooperative leaders formed Hoosier Energy in 1949 to help electrify rural communities. Today, the generation and transmission cooperative serves 18 member systems in southern and central Indiana and southeastern Illinois. At the heart of the cooperative culture is an honest desire to provide services that value reliability, affordability and sustainability. These aspects connect to Hoosier… Continue reading.
In the month of May, we highlight Bartholomew County REMC’s Engineering and Technology Department. This department’s team offers a wide variety of services to our members and employees alike. Devin Thomas and Ethan Smith are valued members of this department. Devin has been with BCREMC for five years and his current role is field engineer… Continue reading.
Bartholomew County REMC has a easy and convenient way residential members can pay for electricity. It’s called Prepay Electric, and it allows members to pay up front for electricity before they ever use a single kilowatt-hour! Prepay Electric helps you control your budget by making payments into your account as you can afford to do… Continue reading.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives (TSE Services) will soon be offering electric members the opportunity to share their thoughts on what makes the “cooperative difference.” Bartholomew County REMC members may be contacted to share their opinions via online surveys or by a simple telephone conversation. TSE Services is a cooperatively owned research company that has gathered data… Continue reading.