At a Glance

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is a consumer-owned, regional generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative providing wholesale power to member rural electric systems in nine states. The following statistics are for end-of-year (EOY) 2020.

2019 Generation Portfolio
  • Capability chart indicates only generation owned by Basin Electric or purchased power longer than three years.
  • Maximum capability in megawatts (MW)

Committed Projects 2020 and beyond

Date of Completion Name Units Capability in Megawatts Owner/Seller Contract End Date (if Purchased)
2020 Northern Divide Wind Project 89 turbines 200 NextEra Energy 2050
2021 Lonesome Creek Station Unit 6 1 turbine 45 Basin Electric  
2023 Aurora Wind Project TBD 142 Tradewind Energy 2045
2023 Wild Springs Solar Project 1 array 128 Geronimo Energy 2038
2024 Cabin Creek Solar Project 2 arrays 150 Clenera, LLC 2039
  Total 342 megawatts  

Transmission

System Joint Ownership Basin Electric Owned Basin Electric Maintained
Southwest Power Pool Southwest Power Pool members 1,859 1,828
Common Use System Basin Electric, Black Hills Power, Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) 279 346
MBPP System Basin Electric, Tri-State G&T, WMPA, MRES, Lincoln Electric, Heartland Consumers Power District 288 302
Other   43 59
Basin Electric Total 2,469 2,535

Subsidiaries

In 2019, renewable and green generation (wind and Recovered Energy Generation) equaled 16.0 percent of Basin Electric’s total energy portfolio mix.  Note:  The actual renewable energy attributes (aka green tags or RECs) of much of that generation was allocated to Basin Electric’s members and no claims of environmental attributes may be claimed for any part of Basin Electric’s power supply, unless those attributes are assigned to the power claimed as green or renewable.

 

In 2019, coal-based generation equaled 55.3 percent of Basin Electric’s total energy portfolio mix.

 

In 2019, renewable and green generation (wind and Recovered Energy Generation) equaled 18.7 percent of member and retail sales. Note: The actual renewable energy attributes (aka green tags or RECs) of much of that generation was allocated to Basin Electric’s members and no claims of environmental attributes may be claimed for any part of Basin Electric’s power supply, unless those attributes are assigned to the power claimed as green or renewable.