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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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2021 Annual Meeting recap

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Posted on May 04, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Thank you to all that joined us for the Virtual Annual Meeting on April 29! If you participated in the election, your $10 bill credit will appear on your May bill. View the recording of the annual meeting on our website www.bcremc.com.

The Beetle Battle

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Posted on Apr 23, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Twice every year, Jared Murphy climbs into a helicopter to patrol miles and miles of transmission rights-of-way that crisscross southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.  As vegetation management coordinator, Murphy is looking for dead trees, overgrown brush or any other vegetation growth threatening to interfere with power lines along Hoosier Energy’s nearly 1,700-mile transmission network.  … Continue reading.

Celebrate Arbor Day On April 30

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Posted on Apr 03, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

The Arbor Day Foundation encourages thoughtful practices that help preserve community trees while also serving Bartholomew County REMC’s members. This illustration below demonstrates effective planting by placing the right tree in the right place. Trees properly placed can lower line clearance costs for BCREMC, reduce tree mortality, and result in healthier trees for years to… Continue reading.

When Severe Weather Hits

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Posted on Apr 03, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

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.

BCREMC announces 2nd Quarter Tracker

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Posted on Apr 03, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

Reflected on mid-April bills, Bartholomew County REMC members will see a credit in the wholesale tracker adjustment effective April 1. This tracker, passed directly to members from our power supplier, Hoosier Energy, will be -$0.005545 per kWh or approximately a credit of $5.55 per 1,000 kWh used. That makes the total per kWh $.103875. The… Continue reading.

Co-op Careers: How to stand out in the crowd

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Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Five years ago, Tina Dixon joined Hoosier Energy’s human resources department. With over 20 years of experience today, Dixon helps the electric cooperative connect job applicants to available positions. She is on the frontline of seeing the Hoosier Energy workforce being built and how it is adapting to change.   “Through my experience at Hoosier… Continue reading.

An important spoke in the wheel

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Posted on Mar 07, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

If when walking through the co-op office you hear fingers vigorously tapping on a computer’s number keys or paper shooting out of a printer, you are most likely near our accounting department. Working diligently under deadlines, these employees process payroll and accounts payable, keep track of inventory, and gather financial data that your board of… Continue reading.

Spring safety

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Posted on Mar 07, 2021 in Bartholomew County REMC

As the weather begins to warm up, kids and adults alike will soon head outside to play and perform winter clean up.  Before you do, remember to look up and be alert for power lines and other electrical hazards, the best way to stay safe from electrocution — and even death. For kids Never fly… Continue reading.

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