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Rural America becomes even more electrified

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Basin Electric Transmission System Maintenance comes to one member’s rescue amid snowstorm

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Basin Electric directors vote to return $28.2 million back to members

The board action will bring the amount returned to members since the year 2000 to over $630 million via patronage capital retirements and bill...

Basin Electric announces realigned cooperative structure to position departments for the future

Basin Electric recently realigned its organizational structure to better position the cooperative for the future.

Supreme Court ruling is positive for coal

On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, a regulatory program...

Storms, high winds cause damage to Basin Electric, member transmission equipment

Wind speeds were in excess of 109 miles per hour in parts of member Southeastern Electric Cooperative's service area.

Students awarded scholarships through Basin Electric’s annual program

This year, 167 students in the region have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year, thanks to Basin Electric Power...

Wyoming Lime Producers earns Certificate of Achievement for safety

The employees of Wyoming Lime Producers earned the Certificate of Achievement from the Wyoming State Mine Inspector for working nearly 31,000...

Basin Electric teams up with Powder River Energy for donation to Climb Wyoming

Powder River Energy Foundation and Basin Electric have joined forces to make a $10,000 donation to Climb Wyoming, fostering workforce development...

A day in the life of Basin Electric senior fleet and logistics administrator Nathan Johnson

“I work with employees at our facilities to find out when they need the equipment they ordered, then with trucking companies to coordinate...

U.S. Department of Energy officials visit Dry Fork Station, Dry Fork Mine

Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy visited the Dry Fork Station and Dry Fork Mine near Gillette, Wyoming, on June 13.

Directors hold summer strategic planning session

Prior to June’s board meeting, the Basin Electric board of directors and senior leadership team met to continue ongoing strategic planning efforts.

McGrew named as Basin Electric’s new Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced today Miles McGrew will join the cooperative as its senior vice president of human resources effective...

Basin Electric pilots fly to East Coast to pick up parts for Dry Fork Station outage

"It is missions like these that really show the true value of the cooperative aircraft."

Rural America becomes even more electrified

“Having more access and reliability for power has been critical,” Eric Watson says. “If we didn’t have reliable power, it would hit every aspect,...

Basin Electric partners with members to support SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center

Basin Electric Class C member Northern Electric Cooperative presented SPURS Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center in Aberdeen, SD with a $2,000...

Basin Electric, members meet with Congressional Delegations during 2022 Spring Legislative Conference

Representatives from Basin Electric and member cooperatives visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during the cooperative’s annual Legislative...

Basin Electric employee participates on carbon capture panel

Tyler Hamman participated in a panel discussion about how carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) supports existing energy...

Trooper Toss event at Basin Electric provides funds for veteran bison hunts

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, employees at Basin Electric’s Headquarters participated in Trooper Toss – a fundraising event for Injured...

Basin Electric Transmission System Maintenance comes to one member’s rescue amid snowstorm

Even with assistance from Basin Electric and other local cooperatives, it took Burke-Divide nearly three weeks to get power back to all residences.

Spring snowstorm causes damage to member systems

The major storm that hit western and north central North Dakota impacted 14 electric cooperatives.

North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality holds hearing on regional haze

NDDEQ found the primary causes of visibility impairment in North Dakota are wildfires and international emissions from Canada.

2022 Summer Member Managers Conference registration open

Member managers interested in attending are asked to register online.

Basin Electric launches refreshed website for members

Members wanting to access the website can visit to create a new username and password.

Brickhouse named as Basin Electric's new Chief Financial Officer

Basin Electric announced today Todd Brickhouse will join the cooperative as its senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective...

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...

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