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Basin Electric Transmission System Maintenance comes to one member’s rescue amid snowstorm

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Basin Electric pilots fly to East Coast to pick up parts for Dry Fork Station outage

"It is missions like these that really show the true value of the cooperative aircraft."

Rural America becomes even more electrified

“Having more access and reliability for power has been critical,” Eric Watson says. “If we didn’t have reliable power, it would hit every aspect,...

Basin Electric, members meet with Congressional Delegations during 2022 Spring Legislative Conference

Representatives from Basin Electric and member cooperatives visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during the cooperative’s annual Legislative...

Basin Electric employee participates on carbon capture panel

Tyler Hamman participated in a panel discussion about how carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) supports existing energy...

Basin Electric partners with members to support SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center

Basin Electric Class C member Northern Electric Cooperative presented SPURS Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center in Aberdeen, SD with a $2,000...

Trooper Toss event at Basin Electric provides funds for veteran bison hunts

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, employees at Basin Electric’s Headquarters participated in Trooper Toss – a fundraising event for Injured...

Living the cooperative way: Laramie River Station employees serve their community inside and outside of work

The skillsets William Deglman uses in his role as safety coordinator at Laramie River Station are also useful in his role as assistant fire chief...

40 Years of Opportunities: Steve Johnson's story with Basin Electric

One of the reasons Johnson says he’s found success in his career is that he has tried to treat everyone with respect and dignity and give people an...

Basin Electric Transmission System Maintenance comes to one member’s rescue amid snowstorm

Even with assistance from Basin Electric and other local cooperatives, it took Burke-Divide nearly three weeks to get power back to all residences.

Spring snowstorm causes damage to member systems

The major storm that hit western and north central North Dakota impacted 14 electric cooperatives.

North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality holds hearing on regional haze

NDDEQ found the primary causes of visibility impairment in North Dakota are wildfires and international emissions from Canada.

A day in the life of Senior Fleet and Logistics Administrator Nathan Johnson

Johnson says his goal is always to minimize the landed cost of a shipment, meaning what it costs to get a part or equipment to one of the facilities.

Working hard and taking opportunities: Steve Johnson retiring after 40 years

Johnson’s career with the cooperative began in 1982 when he crossed paths with a former college classmate who told him that she was a budget...

Vastness and variety set Montana co-op apart

Central Montana Electric’s distribution cooperatives serve some of the most rural areas in Montana.

Rural America becomes even more electrified

Today, agriculture and energy are more closely entwined than ever before.

Cryptocurrency - The modern-day gold rush

Basin Electric’s service area is prime real estate for data centers and cryptocurrency developers.

Basin Electric board approves nearly a half billion dollars in new transmission construction in western North Dakota

In a major effort to maintain reliability for members, Basin Electric directors approved major transmission line and substation construction work...

Brickhouse named as Basin Electric's new Chief Financial Officer

Basin Electric announced today Todd Brickhouse will join the cooperative as its senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective...

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against East River Electric

Judge Piersol agreed with East River Electric and Basin Electric and granted their motions for summary judgment, dismissing the case.

Basin Electric employees donate $35,826 to local charities

In 2021, Basin Electric employees raised nearly $36,000 for Abused Adult Resource Center and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - North...

Leland Olds Station and Basin Electric Marketing teams turned a former cost into a benefit

Basin Electric’s Leland Olds Station and Marketing teams partnered to turn an $875,000 cost into a net benefit of $1.6 million annually.

From blizzards to tornadoes, the Basin Electric SRS team managed it all

When historic blizzard, Silas, hit western and central North Dakota starting April 12, the Security and Response Services (SRS) team anticipated...

Sukut awarded NIPCO’s N-Ovation Award

NIPCO, a Basin Electric Class A member headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, has given the N-Ovation Award for 47 years.

Basin Electric employee donations help victims reach goals

Employees collected about $10,000 in June 2021 that went to a special fund at Abused Adult Resource Center -- New Directions Education and...

Basin Electric submits comments regarding Wyoming plan for regional haze

The comment period regarding Wyoming’s SIP for the second implementation period of the Regional Haze Rule was open from Feb. 18 through Mar. 23.

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