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Throwback Thursday: The ‘lectric light lady

Life prior to electricity was difficult for both the farmer and his wife. The book, The Next Greatest Thing, detailed how the Country Life...

Basin Electric to sponsor teachers to attend 2023 teacher seminar

This seminar will provide teachers with the information and educational materials they need to teach their students about how lignite is mined and...

Winter member managers conference goes virtual

The Member and External Relations team at Basin Electric were faced with last minute changes when the winter member managers conference, usually...

Pioneer Generation Station Phase IV adding mega megawatts

According to the 2023 Basin Electric Member Load Forecast, 92% of Basin Electric's distribution cooperative members are growing.

How We Serve with Human Resources

Human Resources focuses on the development of employees by keeping them trained, engaged, and productive, with an eye on continuous improvement.

Powder River Energy Corporation and Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative employees tour Dry Fork Station

Dry Fork Station hosted a tour of the power plant for employees of Basin Electric Class C member Powder River Energy Corporation and Oregon Trail...

Permit received, work begins on Pioneer Generation Station Phase IV

A Certificate of Site Compatibility from the North Dakota Public Service Commission, necessary for the start of construction, was received in...

Construction begins on solar project set to provide electricity to Basin Electric membership

The Wild Springs Solar Project, a 128-megawatt project in Pennington County, South Dakota, began construction Jan. 10, 2023. Basin Electric will...

Basin Electric to add megawatts at Pioneer Generation Station

Basin Electric is pursuing its largest single-site electric generation project since the 1980s.

From rookie to retiree: the 'transmission' of Tom Christensen

On Dec. 30, Tom Christensen, Basin Electric senior vice president of Transmission, Engineering, and Construction, retired after nearly 40 years of...

How we serve with the GIS team

At Basin Electric, the team of GIS specialists makes sure we're heading in the right direction to provide members with reliable electricity.

Ensuring reliability: Aging substation infrastructure replacement initiative continues to make progress

As new technology emerges it's critical to the lifespan of a substation to upgrade equipment before there's a problem. Basin Electric is on track...

Value during volatility: Protecting the membership in times of uncertainty

In recent years, the energy industry has been challenged by market price volatility. Because Basin Electric is dedicated to providing reliable,...

Why Basin? Culture, people, and commitment to community

Basin Electric prides itself on its culture and commitment to its employees, making new hires feel welcome and appreciated from Day 1.

Basin Electric employee helps Pilots for Kids bring holiday cheer to those in need

As a part of the Pilots for Kids program, Basin Electric Pilot Steven Schaffner helped Santa and Mrs. Claus trade in their sleigh and reindeer for...

Wind contract goes live at beginning of 2023

Basin Electric’s contract with Aurora Wind in northwestern North Dakota went live on Jan. 1.

Deer Creek Station hosts tour for Aurora Volunteer Fire Department

Deer Creek Station hosted a tour with the Aurora (South Dakota) Volunteer Fire Department to grow their working relationship and prepare them in...

Wärtsilä Energy to provide engines for Pioneer Generation Station Phase IV

The fast-starting and stopping ability of this technology allows full output to be reached in just minutes, which ensures a stable and reliable...

Training opportunities provided by Basin Electric and its members

Training opportunities are being offered for members in 2023. More details and registration information will be sent to registrants before the events.

Basin Electric donates to youth organizations with Northern Electric Cooperative

Basin Electric recently made donations to community youth organizations in South Dakota through the member match program.

Basin Electric employees donate $17,530 to the Great Plains Food Bank

In 2022, Basin Electric employees raised $17,530 for the Great Plains Food Bank through the Casual for a Cause campaign.

Three-day training focuses on improving safety processes at Basin Electric

In support of Basin Electric’s strategic plan to improve overall safety, Headquarters hosted a three-day training session for employees across the...

Basin Electric’s membership sets new all-time high peak in December

Basin Electric’s service area saw colder than average temperatures in December resulting in more electricity use, but there were other drivers as...

How We Serve: Financial Services

Employees at Basin Electric understand their role as stewards of service to the members of the cooperative. The “How We Serve” series highlights...

Co-ops leverage Basin Electric’s rate to build grid-level battery storage

As more electric cooperatives pursue energy storage, a generation and transmission co-op is offering a trial battery rate to help members deliver...

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