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Basin Electric ranked 17th in nation's top 100 co-ops list

Basin Electric was ranked #1 in the energy industry and #17 overall.

McCollam named Basin Electric’s new Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

McCollam has more than 31 years of experience in power plant design and construction.

2022 Basin Electric Annual Meeting: Know before you go

The meeting runs Nov. 8-10.

Basin Electric fundraiser gives $138,725 to local charities

Employees raised $138,725 for local charities through the annual Commitment to Community Campaign.

Sparks and Braziel to speak at Basin Electric 2022 Annual Meeting

Sparks works directly with Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, on various macro political risk projects. Braziel is known for his expertise...

2022 Basin Electric Bylaw Review Committee meets, recommends change to bylaws

Members of the committee elected Doug Hardy, CEO of Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative, as chairperson on Sept. 8. The committee then...

Deer Creek Station reaches safety milestone

The Deer Creek Station team recently reached a safety milestone of 3,500 days without a safety incident, or DART.

2022 Basin Electric Resolutions Committee meets

No new resolutions have been brought forward by the membership thus far.

Basin Electric and PRECorp donate $10,000 to local organizations

Basin Electric recently partnered with Class C member Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp), headquartered in Sundance, Wyoming, on two...

Basin Electric system reaches new all-time member billing peak in August

Basin Electric set a new all-time high member billing peak in the summer due to new loads in the system.

Registration open for 2022 Annual Meeting

A full-day meeting will be held on Nov. 9 and a members-only session will be held Nov. 10.

MREA editorial shows we're all in this together

Reliability means something different to an electric utility than it does to a clean energy advocate.

Basin Electric works to protect membership from market volatility

Because Basin Electric is dedicated to providing reliable and affordable energy to its members, there are several ways it works to cushion its...

Dakota Gasification Company receives award from BNSF Railway

The Product Stewardship Award is given annually by BNSF Railway to honor customers for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail.

Basin Electric CEO and general manager visits wind, natural gas, and subsidiary facilities

Basin Electric CEO and general manager Todd Telesz visited three Basin Electric facilities this summer in Distributed Generation and two locations...

Inflation Reduction Act signed into law

On Aug. 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022.

Basin Electric system reaches new summer member billing peak

Basin Electric’s July 2022 member peak sale level surpassed the previous all-time-high summer member sale level by 151 MW.

Transmission lines damaged from summer storms are back in service

Major summer storms from early June to mid-July caused severe damage in Basin Electric’s service territory, leading to necessary storm restoration.

Coal fines being trucked from Antelope Valley Station to Leland Olds Station

The decision to truck coal was made due to a dwindling stockpile of lignite at Leland Olds Station.

Teamwork at Basin Electric develops new billing system

In 2019, departments at Basin Electric overcame challenges and worked together to develop a new member billing software called MemberBilling.

Feeling the heat puts focus on reliability

Reports of energy shortfalls that could potentially lead to power interruptions left people feeling uneasy this spring and summer.

How we serve: with distributed generation

"Basically everything we do affects the membership. What's good for the membership is good for us."

Reliability remains top priority after summer assessment points to possible shortfalls

This spring and summer, reports of energy shortfalls that could potentially lead to power interruptions were featured on numerous media outlets....

Adding major transmission infrastructure in western North Dakota

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) conducted an Integrated Transmission Planning study and in 2021 determined the need for extensive new transmission...

South Dakota co-op and dairy have an 'udderly' good partnership

“We don’t just want to be a business that just happens to be located there, we want to develop partnerships and relationships with the people and...

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