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) 2021.

Basin Electric's diversified winter capability portfolio

This reflects our ability to serve our customers even on the coldest days.

megawatts chart
  • Capability chart indicates only generation owned by Basin Electric or purchased power longer than three years
  • Maximum capability in megawatts (MW)
  • At end of year 2021, Basin Electric operates 5,222 MW of wholesale electric generating capability and have 7,263 MW of capability within its resource portfolio

In 2021, renewable and green generation (wind and Recovered Energy Generation) equaled 20.2 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 2021, coal-based generation equaled 46.5 percent of Basin Electric's total energy portfolio mix.

In 2021, renewable and green generation (wind and Recovered Energy Generation) equaled 23.6 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.

Committed Projects 2022 and beyond

Initial
year of production
Name Units Capability (megawatts) Owner/Seller
2024 Wild Springs Solar Project 1 array 114 MW Geronimo Energy
2022 West River Solar Project 2 arrays 20 MW Greenbacker Renewable
2023 Aurora Wind Project TBD 142 MW Enel Green Power
2023 Cabin Creek Solar Project 1&2 2 arrays 150 MW Clenera, LLC
2023 Custer Solar Project 1 array 20 MW Energy of Utah, LLC
2025 Nemadji Trail Energy Center (natural gas-based combined cycle) 1 unit 180 MW Basin Electric, Dairyland Power Cooperative, and Minnesota Power are partners
Total 640 MW

Transmission

System Joint Ownership Basin Electric Owned (Miles) Basin Electric Maintained (Miles)
Southwest Power Pool Southwest Power Pool members 1,910 1,852
Common Use System Basin Electric, Black Hills Power, Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) 279 348
MBPP System Basin Electric, Tri-State G&T, MRES, Lincoln Electric 288 301
Other 20 36
Basin Electric Total 2,497 2,537

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