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Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against East River Electric

Judge Piersol agreed with East River Electric and Basin Electric and granted their motions for summary judgment, dismissing the case.

Basin Electric employees donate $35,826 to local charities

In 2021, Basin Electric employees raised nearly $36,000 for Abused Adult Resource Center and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - North...

Leland Olds Station and Basin Electric Marketing teams turned a former cost into a benefit

Basin Electric’s Leland Olds Station and Marketing teams partnered to turn an $875,000 cost into a net benefit of $1.6 million annually.

Basin tours the Bakken

Todd Telesz and Becky Kern visited key sites in the Bakken oil field to learn firsthand about current challenges and the potential for large-scale...

From blizzards to tornadoes, the Basin Electric SRS team managed it all

When historic blizzard, Silas, hit western and central North Dakota starting April 12, the Security and Response Services (SRS) team anticipated...

Sukut awarded NIPCO’s N-Ovation Award

NIPCO, a Basin Electric Class A member headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, has given the N-Ovation Award for 47 years.

Basin Electric to sponsor teachers to attend 2022 Lignite Energy Council teacher seminar

This seminar will provide teachers with the information and educational materials they need to teach their students about how lignite is mined and...

Basin Electric submits comments regarding Wyoming plan for regional haze

The comment period regarding Wyoming’s SIP for the second implementation period of the Regional Haze Rule was open from Feb. 18 through Mar. 23.

Basin Electric receives highest award from Great Plains Food Bank

Basin Electric was named a 2021 Hunger Relief Champion by the Great Plains Food Bank, the state's largest hunger-relief organization and the only...

Basin Electric’s 2021 annual report available soon

The report will be sent to member-system directors and managers, representatives of financial entities, and congressional delegates in Basin...

Basin Electric CEO and General Manager Todd Telesz tours generation facilities

When Todd Telesz took the position of Basin Electric’s sixth-ever CEO and general manager, he committed to visiting Basin Electric’s plant sites...

No injuries, isolated damage reported after fire at Dakota Gas

The plant remained in operation, though at a reduced rate, throughout the entire incident.

All are Welcome: Homeless Cats find Sanctuary on Basin Electric Employee's Ranch

Tami Lynn Arndt, administrative assistant at Laramie River Station, has always loved animals.

Antelope Valley Station employees get creative in moving coal

When a fire occurred at Antelope Valley Station last September, there was some damage to the L1 chute that brings in the coal fines from Dakota...

Basin Electric employee's quote highlighted by Bismarck Tribune

The Bismarck Tribune runs a weekly feature title "Eminently Quotable."

Basin Electric board approves 2021 audit results and margin allocation

Each of the 2021 audited financial statements received unqualified or clean opinions.

Strategic contracting leads to $11 million savings during Leland Olds Station outage

The savings were due to changes made by plant employees and Basin Electric's Procurement division.

Tours are back for summer 2022

Basin Electric's tour program will re-open starting June 27, 2022.

New Basin Electric Director Jerry Beck: Farmer, father, rural electric leader

Basin Electric’s newest director, Jerry Beck, joined the Basin Electric board in December.

Storage facility permit application submitted for carbon dioxide sequestration project

The application describes the project and demonstrates compliance with applicable rules and regulations for geologic storage of carbon dioxide in...

Innovative thinking saves the cooperative $1 million annually

When a project to modify the air quality control system at Dry Fork Station near Gillette, Wyoming, began, the project team had no idea it would...

Basin Electric’s first wind turbines fall

The turbines were built in 2002, the beginning of what would become Minot Wind, a project spearheaded by Basin Electric and its member Central...

Basin Electric system reaches new all-time system billing peak

Basin Electric’s member peak sale level surpassed the previous all-time high system member sale level by about 129 megawatts.

Sheri Haugen-Hoffart: A woman, a leader, a public servant

In a largely male-dominated industry, she says she never let being in the minority bother her.

Carbon dioxide sequestration project is a milestone in Basin Electric's environmental efforts

The project is a step toward North Dakota’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

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