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

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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.

Basin Electric directors hold first strategic planning session of 2021

The sessions are part of a continuous effort to develop and monitor strategic planning initiatives for Basin Electric and its subsidiaries.

North Dakota coal production reaches 26.4 million tons in 2020

The 3% drop was largely the result of reduced economic activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and competition from wind generation.

PRECorp’s donation to WY food pantries and soup kitchens multiplies, cooperative-style

Basin Electric matched the PRECorp funds, resulting in $35,200 in grant awards to help feed the hungry across five northeast Wyoming counties.

Retrofit work on Laramie River Station ponds continues on schedule

Basin Electric is reconstructing two bottom ash ponds, as well as an emergency holding pond.

Government relations team tracking 2021 legislative bills impacting Basin Electric

Several energy-related bills in the legislative sessions in Basin Electric's service area are being tracked by the co-op's government relations team.

COVID-19 vaccination events to be held for Basin Electric employees

Local public health units, in coordination with Basin Electric Medical Services, will hold vaccination events at Basin Electric facilities in North...

Turbine, generator enclosure for new gas unit arrives at Lonesome Creek Station

Construction on Lonesome Creek Station Unit 6 began in August 2020 and is scheduled to be commercial in August 2021.

Fertilizer season looks to be early, strong

Prices are looking to exceed expectations in the urea and anhydrous ammonia fertilizer markets this spring.

2021 winter Member Managers Conference held Feb. 17-18

The conference is held twice a year for Basin Electric and member managers to work more closely on issues.

ACE Rule vacated, new CO2 rule expected under Biden administration

For the third time in as many presidential administrations, EPA will write another CO2 rule for power plants.

TDA hopeful to complete ITC testing in spring

The ITC’s first tenant, TDA Research, made significant progress in testing its carbon capture technology, even during pandemic restrictions through...

Unprecedented energy emergency causes coordinated outages across Basin Electric membership

The system is expected to go in and out of the need for controlled interruptions of service through Feb. 18.