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Basin Electric’s first-ever Dynamic Line Rating installation enhances grid capability in northwestern North Dakota

In collaboration with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) and Ampacimon, Basin Electric is investing in technology that will enhance grid...

Nemadji Trail Energy Center Neighborhood Meeting is Jan. 23

NTEC supports renewable energy expansion and reliability in the Upper Midwest.

Basin Electric issues Request for Proposal for power supply

Basin Electric is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to find options for fulfilling power supply obligations within the Midcontinent ISO,...

Johnson named as Basin Electric’s new Chief Financial Officer

Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced today Chris Johnson will join the cooperative as its senior vice president and chief financial officer...

Nemadji Trail Energy Center receives milestone federal approval

Nemadji Trail Energy Center supports renewable energy expansion and reliability in Upper Midwest.

Todd Brickhouse named Basin Electric’s CEO and General Manager

Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s board of directors announced today their selection of Todd Brickhouse as the chief executive officer and general...

Basin Electric breaks ground on largest single-site electric generation project built in North Dakota in 40 years

Basin Electric is building about 580 megawatts (MW) of natural gas generation near the existing Pioneer Generation Station northwest of Williston,...

Basin Electric, members discuss strength of the cooperative at 2023 annual meeting

Nearly 900 member cooperative employees, directors, public officials, utility representatives, and guests attended Basin Electric’s 2023 Annual...

Todd Brickhouse named interim CEO and general manager

Board acts in response to the resignation of Todd Telesz.

Basin Electric issues Request for Proposal for power supply

Basin Electric is seeking proposals for capacity and energy for the amounts and points of delivery as defined in the RFP.

Basin Electric to build nearly 350 miles of high-voltage transmission line and other facilities needed to maintain reliable electricity

To maintain reliable electricity and a stable transmission grid, Basin Electric is on track to energize nearly 350 miles of high-voltage...

Basin Electric and ENGIE North America announce 200 MW power purchase agreement for new South Dakota wind project

ENGIE’s North Bend Wind project is expected to become operational in late 2023.

Basin Electric to build largest single-site generation project since 1980s

North Dakota Public Service Commission to hold public hearing Jan. 5.

McCollam named Basin Electric’s new Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

McCollam has more than 31 years of experience in power plant design and construction.

Basin Electric, members discuss the strength of the cooperative at 2022 Annual Meeting

The meeting focused on the many benefits of being part of Basin Electric’s cooperative family.

Study on possible SPP RTO expansion shows promise, informs next steps

The study estimates adjusted production cost savings of $71 million per year under average hydrology conditions.

Basin Electric board approves rate decrease, returns millions to members

On Aug. 10, Basin Electric’s board of directors unanimously voted to decrease member rates by an average of one mill. This rate decrease amounts to...

McGrew named as Basin Electric’s new Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced today Miles McGrew will join the cooperative as its senior vice president of human resources effective...

Brickhouse named as Basin Electric's new Chief Financial Officer

Basin Electric announced today Todd Brickhouse will join the cooperative as its senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective...

Basin Electric’s first wind turbines fall

The turbines were built in 2002, the beginning of what would become Minot Wind, a project spearheaded by Basin Electric and its member Central...

Basin Electric returns $64.5 million to its member-owners in 2021

Directors voted to give back to the cooperative’s members due to consolidated financial results being better than projected for 2021.

Basin Electric issues request for proposal

Basin Electric is issuing a Request for Proposal for renewables, capacity, and energy in the Southwest Power Pool and Midcontinent Independent...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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