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Basin Electric to add more solar power in Montana

Basin Electric has signed another contract to add more solar energy to the resource portfolio, a result of the cooperative’s continuing goal of...

Synfuels Plant employees reach significant safety record

Employees reached one million work hours without a lost-time incident.

NRECA board president speaks to Basin Electric board

Christensen said one of the most important things he’s learned as NRECA president so far has been the importance of cooperatives having a unified...

Public hearing held for proposed carbon dioxide pipeline

The pipeline would be used to carry carbon dioxide captured at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant to well sites for underground sequestration.

Employee saves wife's life, credits Basin Electric safety training experience

Jason Halvorsen, mechanic operator-journeyman for Basin Electric’s Transmission System Maintenance (TSM) division based out of Wheatland, Wyoming,...

University of Wyoming to host public CarbonSAFE project program at Dry Fork Station Aug. 3

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources’ Center for Economic Geology Research — along with Basin Electric — will host a public...

Throwback Thursday: June 1978

In May of 1978, Basin Electric's solar heating project began operation. Construction to install the solar collector plates began in October 1977.

Wyoming ITC hits funding milestone

The goal of the ITC is to scale up CCUS technologies to commercialization.

Cross-functional team formed to evaluate Great Plains Synfuels Plant assets

The team will consider not only the way the plant operates today, but also that of the 45Q tax project, the primary reformer, and other potential...

Schramm, Ringkob assume leadership positions at N-7

David Schramm will assume the position of executive chairman until his retirement in February and John Ringkob will succeed him as president.

Self-driving cars and a blue Mustang: highlights of an EV first-timer

The EV (electric vehicle) Tailgate Party was held on June 17 to raise awareness of the availability, capabilities and benefits of electric vehicles.

Higher commodity prices boost Dakota Gas financials

Fertilizer prices have been about 20% higher than projected, year-to-date through May.

Installation of power turbine at Culbertson Generation Station complete

The turbine arrived at the plant on May 24, and employees spent the next five to six days installing and testing it to ensure it was working properly.

Main transformer replaced at Synfuels Plant during half-plant turnaround

The plant was in a two-to-three week half-plant turnaround while the work was completed.

Department of Homeland Security conducts inspection at Dakota Gas, inspector compliments facility

The facility is regulated by the Department's Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standard.

Basin Electric employee shares passion and pride in his work

Working in the energy industry was not initially on Zachary Wager’s radar, despite his father working at Dry Fork Station in Gillette, Wyoming....

Basin Electric members experience catastrophic damage during June storm

Basin Electric members in eastern Montana and western North Dakota suffered catastrophic damage during summery storms June 10-11.

First responders at Leland Olds Station participate in hands-on, lifelike medical training

On May 27, the first response team participated in training facilitated by SIM-ND, a mobile medical education system that uses high-fidelity human...

Sukut attends event with EPA Administrator

The event included a a stakeholder roundtable where energy and ag leaders shared their insights on upcoming regulatory issues.

2021 summer member managers conference registration open

The conference will be held in Deadwood, South Dakota.

New equipment makes loading diesel exhaust fluid safer, more efficient

The efficient, smooth operation of the new equipment allows technicians to load about 450 gallons a minute.

Meet Basin Electric's 'Maytag repairman' who kept the lights on

Spirit Mound is a peaking power plant, meaning it runs about a dozen times a year, usually during periods of extreme hot or cold weather.

Following common sense principles benefits Basin Electric

When some energy providers saw massive increases in their February electricity bills, Basin Electric members could rest easy.

North Dakota named clean air state by American Lung Association

State of the Air is the association's annual national air quality report card.

Montana Limestone supplying rock for wind project

Since construction began in 2019, Montana Limestone has sold 112,000 tons of limestone for use on the wind project.