News Releases


News releases published by Basin Electric are posted on this website and included in the weekly publication, Basin Update, which is sent to members, employees, and industry partners. If you would like to receive our news releases, please contact Joan Dietz.

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Basin Electric, members discuss the value of cooperation at 2021 annual meeting

More than 800 member cooperative employees, directors, public officials, and utility representatives attended Basin Electric’s 2021 Annual Meeting...

Basin Electric partners with Dairyland Power Cooperative and ALLETE to add new natural gas generation

Nemadji Trail Energy Center, a proposed 600-megawatt combined cycle power plant, will be located in Superior, Wisconsin.

Great Plains Synfuels Plant potential to be largest coal-based carbon capture and storage project to use geologic storage

Synfuels Plant would also be first in the United States to use for both enhanced oil recovery and geologic storage.

Basin Electric, Bakken Energy reach next step in potential sale of Synfuels Plant

As part of the agreement between Basin Electric and Bakken the Synfuels Plant will continue existing operations through 2025.

Telesz to lead Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced today that Todd Telesz will lead the cooperative as chief executive officer and general manager...

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...

Basin Electric partners with Bakken Energy and Mitsubishi Power to establish clean hydrogen hub

Bakken Energy, supported by Mitsubishi Power, is currently working with Basin Electric Power Cooperative and its subsidiary Dakota Gasification...

New renewable energy and progress on environmental initiatives in 2020 for Basin Electric

As an electric cooperative, Basin Electric has always pursued environmental initiatives for the benefit of its members.

Carbon capture milestone reached at Dakota Gas

The Great Plains Synfuels Plant in North Dakota has now captured 40 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, a milestone in the synthetic natural gas...

Basin Electric and West River Solar announce Power Purchase Agreements for South Dakota solar projects

The project will consist of two, 10-MW projects in Pennington County, South Dakota, near the Rapid City airport.

Carbon capture project at Dry Fork Station begins Phase 3 testing

The project is investigating the feasibility of underground carbon dioxide emissions storage from coal-based electric generation facilities.

Basin Electric, members meet virtually to discuss the evolving resource needs to provide reliable, affordable energy

This year’s theme, Listen & Lead, was chosen to represent the cooperative’s focus on listening to member concerns as Basin Electric leads the...

New North Dakota wind project will soon provide affordable, renewable power to Basin Electric customers

The Northern Divide Wind Energy Project will add 200 megawatts of wind energy to Basin Electric’s resource portfolio.

Basin Electric and Clēnera Renewable Energy announce Power Purchase Agreement for Montana solar project

When completed, Cabin Creek will consist of two, 75-MW projects in southeastern Montana, five miles west of Baker.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives name maker space in new facility: Local cooperatives collaborate for $500,000 sponsorship

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will name the second-floor maker space in the new Gateway to Science facility. Basin Electric was a major donor for...

University of Wyoming, Basin Electric carbon storage project advances with $15.2 million in federal funding

The University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources, Basin Electric, and other partners are working to develop a site to store over 50 million...

Basin Electric’s partner, Wyoming Integrated Test Center, receives 2020 Climate Leadership Award

The Wyoming Integrated Test Center is located at Dry Fork Station, a coal-based power plant located near Gillette, operated by Basin Electric.

Basin Electric and Geronimo Energy announce power purchase agreement for South Dakota solar project

Once operational, Wild Springs will be the largest solar project in South Dakota.