Basin Electric is constructing new peaking generation resources to fulfill demands for power from our member systems.
We continue to explore innovative technologies for producing cleaner energy from coal, while pursuing gas turbine and renewable energy generation resources.
Existing power facilities are being upgraded to reduce emissions and improve efficiency.
Transmission projects are currently in development in both North Dakota and South Dakota.
Lonesome Creek Station
The natural gas-fired peaking station west of Watford City, North Dakota, will serve increased member system demand for electricity in the area.
The Basin Electric board of directors approved the use of wet limestone scrubber technology for units 1 and 2 of the Leland Olds Station near Stanton, ND, in January 2006. The technology selection process began in February 2006 when directors approved the installation of emissions control equipment at Leland Olds Station.
Pioneer Generation Station
The natural gas-fired peaking station northwest of Williston, North Dakota, will serve increased member system demand for electricity in the area.
Antelope Valley Station to Neset Transmission Project
Basin Electric is proposing to construct, own and operate a new 345-kV transmission line and associated supporting infrastructure. The entire project will consist of constructing approximately 190 miles of new single circuit 345-kV and double circuit 345/115-kV transmission lines, the construction of two new substations, modifications to three existing substations and 345-kV switchyard, river crossings, temporary construction staging sites, and other facilities.
South Dakota Transmission
Basin Electric is moving forward with plans to build a new high-voltage transmission line in south central South Dakota. The 70-mile Lower Brule-to-Witten line will run from a new substation near Big Bend Dam to the existing Witten Switching Station near Witten, SD