Environment

Missouri River

Always have, always will

Environmental protection is a Basin Electric core value. Simply put: our facilities run 24 hours, 7 days a week in the communities where we live, breathe, work, raise our families and enjoy the great outdoors. We produce power where we live, and we are committed to living in rural America - a vital rural America with sustainable economies fueled by low-cost, regional power.

As both owners and consumers of primarily coal-based energy, Basin Electric directors, staff and members have a stake in ensuring that our water, air, and lands are kept pristine for our children and future generations, while supporting rural America's economies and communities.

We support the spirit of environmental protection laws. Always have, always will.

What it takes

  • Through 2016, Basin Electric and its subsidiaries have invested more than $1.6 billion in emissions control technology.
  • More than $181 million was invested in 2015 alone to operate and maintain those controls.
  • Each of Basin Electric's coal-based generating plants has an environmental coordinator who is responsible for environmental compliance and maintaining the plant's continuous emissions monitoring system.
  • Basin Electric and all subsidiary facilities are 100 percent environmentally compliant
Clean Power Plan

On Aug. 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan.

On Oct. 23, 2015, the Clean Power Plan was published in the Federal Register.

On Feb. 9, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Basin Electric and several other petitioners' Motion to Stay the Clean Power Plan.

Go to the Clean Power Plan 111(d) page for our review of the plan and why it won't work for Basin Electric.