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Crane operator training, certification held at Menoken TSM

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Wyoming CarbonSAFE scientists conduct soil gas analysis near Dry Fork Station, Dry Fork Mine

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Basin Electric’s all-of-the-above resource portfolio works together with the Southwest Power Pool market

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Wyoming ITC to host large-scale carbon capture test project

Membrane Technology and Research was awarded over $51 million from the Department of Energy. With additional non-federal funding, this project will...

Basin Electric sees multiple management changes in Operations Department over past year

Six of its eight management positions have new faces.

Basin Electric receives awards from Lignite Energy Council, participates in bill signing

Basin Electric received awards for education and government action.

Basin Electric employees attend NRECA's first virtual fly-in

For the first time in its history, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) held its annual Legislative Conference virtually....

Basin Electric funds help construct food distribution center just in time for ‘record-shattering’ need

The number of people served by the Great Plains Food Bank have been up substantially since the pandemic began, some areas seeing as much as an 80%...

Co-ops provide vital gift to North Dakota long-term care facility

Three cooperatives came together to equip a North Dakota long-term care facility with tools needed to care for its residents and staff during the...

NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE announces winners

This wraps up the six-year competition at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center located at Basin Electric's Dry Fork Station.

Final remaining original incorporator of Basin Electric has died

Leroy Schecher was the last living member of the group who signed the papers to incorporate Basin Electric. He died on Mar. 27.

In Depth: Researcher conducts collaborative soil gas sampling to advance Wyoming CarbonSAFE

As part of the environmental field operations, soil sample composition is intended to establish a baseline of the test site prior to any carbon...

Zap Line Subdivision Rail Bridge burned, replaced in under two weeks

The fire and its damage interrupted all inbound and outbound railcars from Dakota Gas and in and outbound railcars supplying coal for Dakota Gas,...

Basin Electric employee receives award from member cooperative

In addition to processing monthly billing, Melissa Schell and the member revenue team manage revenue-quality meter data for Basin Electric, which...

Quick thinking and connections at Basin Electric ‘stuff’ hungry bellies

Dozens of pounds of deer sausage were hanging in the balance, and Lisa Carney had to think fast or the whole stash would be smoked. 

Vaccination events held at Basin Electric facilities

Additional events are scheduled for April 8 and April 14.

Basin Electric to sponsor teachers to attend 2021 Lignite Energy Council 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...

Basin Electric’s 2020 Annual Report available soon

The report focuses on serving responsible, reliable, and affordable power.

Meeting held to review February’s unprecedented energy emergency

The meeting was held to review the unprecedented energy emergency that impacted Basin Electric’s membership the week of Feb. 14.

Basin Electric gives the gift of connection

The iPads allow patients to see familiar faces and hear voices clearly without hindrance from full protection from head to toe.

Basin Electric launches fresh website design, functionality

The website features a fresh, modern design, with a focus on the value of the cooperative model and diverse resource portfolio front and center.

Basin Electric, San Miguel Power matching donations help bring documentary films to students

The grant helps bring the films to thousands of students across the country.

Matching cooperative donations provide needed technology for Montana schools during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

The funds helped purchase 40 Chromebooks for the schools. Along with other donations the schools received, this was enough to provide all students...

Basin Electric system reaches new all-time system billing peak

The peak is attributable to the widespread cold temperatures that occurred in mid-February.

New transformer at Dickinson substation energized

The transformer was added to the existing substation after the Southwest Power Pool identified an overload condition on the existing transformer.

Basin Electric member director named NRECA board president

Chris Christensen is one of three directors from Basin Electric’s membership to ever serve as NRECA president.

Electric co-op family recognized in national contest

The family, members of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative of Milbank, South Dakota, placed third in Touchstone Energy’s annual #WhoPowersYou...

Basin Electric defers revenue to 2021

Deferred revenue can be used when a “rainy day” strikes, such as the energy emergency event in February 2021.