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Throwback Thursday: The ‘lectric light lady

Life prior to electricity was difficult for both the farmer and his wife. The book, The Next Greatest Thing, detailed how the Country Life...

Basin Electric member manager named president of Touchstone Energy board of directors

Tim McCarthy, CEO of Sioux Valley Energy, a Basin Electric Class C member, has been elected to serve as the next president of the Touchstone Energy...

Basin Electric to sponsor teachers to attend 2023 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...

Winter member managers conference goes virtual

The Member and External Relations team at Basin Electric were faced with last minute changes when the winter member managers conference, usually...

Pioneer Generation Station Phase IV adding mega megawatts

According to the 2023 Basin Electric Member Load Forecast, 92% of Basin Electric's distribution cooperative members are growing.

How We Serve with Human Resources

Human Resources focuses on the development of employees by keeping them trained, engaged, and productive, with an eye on continuous improvement.

Powder River Energy Corporation and Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative employees tour Dry Fork Station

Dry Fork Station hosted a tour of the power plant for employees of Basin Electric Class C member Powder River Energy Corporation and Oregon Trail...

Permit received, work begins on Pioneer Generation Station Phase IV

A Certificate of Site Compatibility from the North Dakota Public Service Commission, necessary for the start of construction, was received in...

Construction begins on solar project set to provide electricity to Basin Electric membership

The Wild Springs Solar Project, a 128-megawatt project in Pennington County, South Dakota, began construction Jan. 10, 2023. Basin Electric will...

Why Basin? Culture, people, and commitment to community

Basin Electric prides itself on its culture and commitment to its employees, making new hires feel welcome and appreciated from Day 1.

Wind contract goes live at beginning of 2023

Basin Electric’s contract with Aurora Wind in northwestern North Dakota went live on Jan. 1.

Deer Creek Station hosts tour for Aurora Volunteer Fire Department

Deer Creek Station hosted a tour with the Aurora (South Dakota) Volunteer Fire Department to grow their working relationship and prepare them in...

Wärtsilä Energy to provide engines for Pioneer Generation Station Phase IV

The fast-starting and stopping ability of this technology allows full output to be reached in just minutes, which ensures a stable and reliable...

Training opportunities provided by Basin Electric and its members

Training opportunities are being offered for members in 2023. More details and registration information will be sent to registrants before the events.

Basin Electric employees donate $17,530 to the Great Plains Food Bank

In 2022, Basin Electric employees raised $17,530 for the Great Plains Food Bank through the Casual for a Cause campaign.

Three-day training focuses on improving safety processes at Basin Electric

In support of Basin Electric’s strategic plan to improve overall safety, Headquarters hosted a three-day training session for employees across the...

Basin Electric’s membership sets new all-time high peak in December

Basin Electric’s service area saw colder than average temperatures in December resulting in more electricity use, but there were other drivers as...

Eurasia Group representative shares insight on global energy markets

Raad Alkadiri, managing director of Energy, Climate, and Resources for Eurasia Group, presented to Basin Electric’s board of directors during their...

Neset-to-Northshore transmission project energized

The 27-mile transmission line begins at the existing Neset Substation east of Tioga, North Dakota, and ends at the new Northshore substation south...

Basin Electric Annual Meeting moved to August

This year’s meeting will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Basin Electric, subsidiary boards hold reorganization meetings in January

Officers are nominated and elected for one-year terms by the directors.

Request for additional transmission service approved

Basin Electric recently committed to construct, own, and operate approximately 110 miles of new 230-kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line from...

Public hearing held for proposed generation facility

The cooperative plans to construct natural gas generation near the existing Pioneer Generation Station, northwest of Williston.

Board approves 2023 load forecast

The load forecast is the main tool used for power supply planning, financial forecasting, rate planning, and transmission planning.

2023 Winter Member Managers Conference Registration Open

Registration information was sent to member managers on Jan. 5. Member managers interested in attending are asked to register online by Feb 16.

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