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Basin Electric board approves rate decrease, returns millions to members

On Aug. 10, Basin Electric’s board of directors unanimously voted to decrease member rates by an average of one mill. This rate decrease amounts to...

Coal fines being trucked from Antelope Valley Station to Leland Olds Station

The decision to truck coal was made due to a dwindling stockpile of lignite at Leland Olds Station.

Basin Electric directors approve long-range engineering plan

More than $900 million is expected to be spent on all facilities over the next 10 years.

2022 summer Member Managers Conference held July 20-21

Ninety-seven members attended and seventy-one cooperatives were represented at the conference.

Threatening amounts of rain and snow cause flooding damage to Basin Electric members

In mid-June, flooding in major waterways including the Yellowstone River caused damage to several Basin Electric members in Montana and Wyoming.

Basin Electric retiree returns for a veggie taxi run

Della Mastel, who recently retired as a senior accounting analyst, stepped up and said she would like to keep helping out.

Basin Electric hosts the South Dakota Rural Electric Association's Youth Excursion

Basin Electric hosted the South Dakota Rural Electric Association’s Youth Excursion, including 14 high school students sponsored by electric...

Totally homegrown Basin's Backyard Garden donation

Aug. 2 marked the first day in 2022 that the Basin's Backyard Garden donation was totally homegrown.

Old Basin Electric safety inspection vehicle from 1961 found in Ohio

In 1997, an old Basin Electric safety inspection vehicle was found for sale in a newspaper ad by a family from Shreve, Ohio.

Basin Electric directors vote to return $28.2 million back to members

The board action will bring the amount returned to members since the year 2000 to over $630 million via patronage capital retirements and bill...

Basin Electric announces realigned cooperative structure to position departments for the future

Basin Electric recently realigned its organizational structure to better position the cooperative for the future.

Vastness and variety set Montana co-op apart

Doug Hardy says, “I’ve learned to volunteer to do things nobody else wants to do because some of those things have applications you would never...

Basin Electric continues sponsoring Teen Room at The Boys and Girls Club of Campbell County

Due to Basin Electric's sponsorship, the club has been able to market the space for the middle school age group within the community to provide a...

Rhubarb a treat from Basin's Backyard Garden donation

Gardeners donated 7.4 pounds  of rhubarb, cucumbers, and peas.

Basin's Backyard Garden veggies welcomed at Welcome House

This week, a bag of garden lettuce was donated by an employee, and the rest of the local veggie haul was purchased from local farmers.

Basin Electric member match goes toward Carhart Trail improvements

Basin Electric provided a member match donation of $2,500 with Class C member San Isabel Electric to a non-profit, entirely volunteer-run...

First Basin's Backyard Garden donation of 2022 comes from grocery store

Basin's Backyard Garden is going #HomeGrown again in 2022.

Supreme Court ruling is positive for coal

On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, a regulatory program...

Southwest Power Pool system reaches all-time peak load

Highlighting the important role fuel diversity plays in ensuring electric reliability, at the time of the new record SPP relied on a mix of energy...

Storms, high winds cause damage to Basin Electric, member transmission equipment

Wind speeds were in excess of 109 miles per hour in parts of member Southeastern Electric Cooperative's service area.

Students awarded scholarships through Basin Electric’s annual program

This year, 167 students in the region have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year, thanks to Basin Electric Power...

Wyoming Lime Producers earns Certificate of Achievement for safety

The employees of Wyoming Lime Producers earned the Certificate of Achievement from the Wyoming State Mine Inspector for working nearly 31,000...

Basin Electric watches cryptocurrency volatility and risk

Cryptocurrency is a digital form of currency that doesn’t come from central authorities such as governments or banks. Bitcoin, the first form of...

Basin Electric teams up with Powder River Energy for donation to Climb Wyoming

Powder River Energy Foundation and Basin Electric have joined forces to make a $10,000 donation to Climb Wyoming, fostering workforce development...

A day in the life of Basin Electric senior fleet and logistics administrator Nathan Johnson

“I work with employees at our facilities to find out when they need the equipment they ordered, then with trucking companies to coordinate...

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