Bismarck-Mandan, North dakota
Bismarck is North Dakota's capital city. Home to more than 70,000 people, the Bismarck-Mandan area offers rural serenity with all the amenities of a city setting. Recreational activities are abundant, featuring some of the best fishing and hunting opportunities in North America. Other attractions include golf courses, bicycle trails, a community symphony and theater, cross-country ski trails, art galleries, museums and the Dakota Zoo.
Bismarck has an excellent public school system, several private schools, a two-year state college and a private four-year university.
Nestled on the banks of the Missouri River, the region is rich in history. The Lewis & Clark Expedition spent its first winter just 40 miles north of Bismarck.
Ft. Abraham Lincoln, six miles south of Mandan, ND, was the home to Gen. George Custer and the Seventh Calvary before its fateful march to the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Beulah-Hazen, North dakota
Beulah and Hazen, located just 70 miles northwest from Bismarck, present an assortment of activities and services for residents.
The two towns, located 10 miles apart, are minutes from Antelope Valley Station, Leland Olds Station, and Dakota Gasification Company's Great Plains Synfuels Plant. Beulah is also home to a Transmission System Maintenance office.
With a combined population near 6,000, the Beulah-Hazen area offers a variety of cultural, educational and recreational activities. Water sports and fishing are less than 30 minutes away at Lake Sakakawea, and Bismarck is a short trip down the highway for shopping and commercial airline access.
Stanton, North dakota
Nestled at the confluence of the Knife and Missouri Rivers, Stanton offers a tranquil lifestyle and a strong sense of community.
The Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site north of town adds a flavor of Native American culture.
Stanton is just four miles from the Leland Olds Station.
Dry Fork Station, Basin Electric's newest baseload power plant, is located 7 miles north of Gillette, Wyoming.
Nearby are the Big Horn mountains, the Black Hills National Forest, and Devil's Tower in addition to hunting, fishing, rodeos, gun and car shows, and recreation areas.
The three units of the Laramie River Station are seven miles from Wheatland.
There are three major reservoirs in the Wheatland area. These reservoirs provide residents with an abundance of fishing, swimming, sailing and water sports. The Wheatland/Platte County area is near Glendo State Park, Guernsey State Park, Devil's Tower and the Black Hills.
The Oregon Trail is also close by in Guernsey.
Watford City, North dakota
Lonesome Creek Station is located near Watford City, ND, a rapidly growing city in the thick of an oil boom.
New development, residential, commercial and industrial, is moving at a quick pace. Keep up with the latest news on the Watford City and McKenzie County website.
Williston, North dakota
Pioneer Generation Station is located just outside Williston, ND, a city right in the heart of an oil boom.
Brookings, South dakota
Deer Creek Station is located in Brookings County, SD.
The largest nearby city is Brookings, SD, home to South Dakota State University, the city also boasts Children's Museum of SD as an attraction.
Groton, South dakota
Groton Generation Station, Basin Electric's first peaking station, is located near Groton, SD. Groton is a small community with a healthy business district and a large range of recreational activities. It is home to a swimming pool, ice skating rink, baseball/softball complex, soccer field, tennis courts, basketball court, city park with a playground and walking path, and a nine-hole golf course.
Culbertson Generation Station is a natural gas-fueled peaking unit located eight miles northeast of Culbertson, MT. Culbertson is a small community with access to the Missouri River, which means many areas for hunting, fishing, and other water activities. The city also has a swimming pool, museum, and park with a pavilion and overnight camping area.
Transmission System Maintenance outposts
Basin Electric has transmission system maintenance (TSM) outputs throughout its service area, including:
- Beulah TSM outpost, Beulah, North Dakota
- Broadland TSM outpost, Wolsey, South Dakota
- Gettysburg TSM outpost, Gettysburg, South Dakota
- Gillette TSM outpost, Gillette, Wyoming
- Groton TSM outpost, Groton, South Dakota
- Logan TSM outpost, Minot, North Dakota
- Menoken TSM outpost, Menoken, North Dakota
- Stegall TSM outpost, Lyman, Nebraska
- Watertown TSM outpost, Watertown, South Dakota
- Wheatland TSM outpost, Wheatland, Wyoming
- Williston TSM outpost, Williston, North Dakota