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Full reporting: Basin Electric 2021 Annual Meeting

All the information you need from Basin Electric's 2021 Annual Meeting of the Membership.

Basin Electric supports efforts to bring awareness to homelessness

A group from Ministry on the Margins, Missouri Valley Coalition for Homeless People, Inc., and the University of Mary stood outside from 7 a.m. - 7...

Basin Electric directors vote to return $34.5 million back to members

As of Dec 31, 2020, undistributed patronage capital available for retirement totaled approximately $1 billion.

Basin Electric transmission executive testifies before House subcommittee

The testimony was given as part of an oversight hearing on the development of transmission on public lands.

U.S. Air Force conducts training mission on Grayrocks Reservoir

The Air Force wanted to simulate a downed aircraft in a body of water, and another plane needed to drop rescue supplies.

Achievements to be proud of: military accomplishments from Basin Electric's veterans

They say that the greater the challenge, the greater the sense of accomplishment. Many in the military community have encountered situations that...

Wyoming Lime helps give a hero's welcome

Employees hung a large flag from a 90-foot boom to honor a Vietnam vet whose remains were found and returned home after nearly five decades.

2021 Basin Electric Annual Meeting: Know before you go

A few helpful reminders for those attending this year's event.

Moody’s affirms Basin Electric’s ratings in October

Moody’s affirmed Basin Electric’s senior secured long-term rating of A3, and short-term rating of P-2, both with a stable outlook.

Improved Resource Availability Task Force formed to address issues from energy emergency

Basin Electric Director of asset management and commodity strategy Valerie Weigel is one of 12 voting members on the Improved Resource Availability...

Basin Electric employees raise $90,982 in Commitment to Community Campaign

Basin Electric employees held their annual cooperative-wide employee fundraising campaign called Commitment to Community Campaign. All of the...

Gratitude is sweet at Basin Electric – giving, even sweeter

Candy for a Cause raised almost $8,000 for charity and provided a way for employees to show their appreciation for each other.

Getting to know Basin Electric's sixth general manager and CEO

Todd Telesz joined Basin Electric on Sept, 1, 2021, making him the cooperative’s sixth-ever CEO & general manager. We asked him a few questions so...

Basin Electric ranked 20th in nation’s top 100 co-ops list

Basin Electric was ranked #1 in the energy industry and #20 overall.

Diane Paul looks back with fondness

She says working for the members and employees of Basin Electric was an honor.

Talking with Todd Telesz

Todd Telesz joined Basin Electric on Sept, 1, 2021, as CEO & general manager. We asked him a few questions so we can get to know Basin Electric’s...

Basin Electric's Paul Sukut retires after 38 years at the cooperative

While Paul Sukut’s time as CEO features several flashy milestones, the decades he spent previously at Basin Electric are what shaped his time...

Using their noodles: How Dakota Growers Pasta works with Northern Plains Electric

Dakota Growers, which is a member of Northern Plains Electric Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class C member headquartered in Carrington, sources its...

Great Plains Synfuels Plant's ability to shift production has meant millions for Dakota Gas this summer

In addition to increased demand and high prices on DEF, urea and natural gas prices have been higher than normal as well.

Co-ops invited to celebrate, collaborate at Co-operate 2021 event

The event aims to celebrate, collaborate, and expand the impact of cooperatives by re-energizing the value proposition of the cooperative business...

Oct. 29 the last day to register for 2021 Annual Meeting

For assistance or questions related to this year’s meeting, please send an email to

Lonesome Creek Station Unit 6 goes commercial

The project came in under budget, but the most significant event was completing over 110,000 labor hours without a single lost-time accident.

Maintenance work underway at Great Plains Synfuels Plant

All units are expected to be back in service by Oct. 30.

Co-ops invited to celebrate, collaborate at Co-operate 2021 event

The event aims to celebrate, collaborate, and expand the impact of cooperatives.

Basin Electric member supports organization changing people’s lives

East River Electric’s annual “mountain oyster” feed has raised nearly $850,000 over the past 57 years to help fund Lifescape’s mission.