at a glance


Basin Electric Power Cooperative is a consumer-owned, regional generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative providing wholesale power to member rural electric systems in nine states. The following statistics are for end-of-year (EOY) 2020.

Basin Electric's diversified winter capability portfolio

This reflects our ability to serve our customers even on the coldest days.

  • Capability chart indicates only generation owned by Basin Electric or purchased power longer than three years
  • Maximum capability in megawatts (MW)
  • At end of year 2020, Basin Electric operates 5,199 MW of wholesale electric generating capability and have 7,025 MW of capability within its resource portfolio

In 2020, renewable and green generation (wind and Recovered Energy Generation) equaled 18.6 percent of Basin Electric's total energy portfolio mix. Note: The actual renewable energy attributes (aka green tags or RECs) of much of that generation was allocated to Basin Electric's members and no claims of environmental attributes may be claimed for any part of Basin Electric's power supply, unless those attributes are assigned to the power claimed as green or renewable.

In 2020, coal-based generation equaled 52.2 percent of Basin Electric's total energy portfolio mix.

In 2020, renewable and green generation (wind and Recovered Energy Generation) equaled 21.5 percent of member and retail sales. Note: The actual renewable energy attributes (aka green tags or RECs) of much of that generation was allocated to Basin Electric's members and no claims of environmental attributes may be claimed for any part of Basin Electric's power supply, unless those attributes are assigned to the power claimed as green or renewable.

Committed Projects 2021 and beyond

Date of Completion Name Units Capability (megawatts) Owner/Seller Contract End Date (if purchased)
2021 Lonesome Creek Station Unit 6 1 turbine 45 MW Basin Electric
2023 Aurora Wind Project TBD 142 MW Enel Green Power 2045
2023 Wild Springs Solar Project 1 array 128 MW Geronimo Energy 2038
2023 West River Solar Project 2 arrays 20 MW Energy of Utah, LLC 2042
2024 Cabin Creek Solar Project 2 arrays 150 MW Clenera, LLC 2039
Total 342 MW

Transmission

System Joint Ownership Basin Electric Owned (Miles) Basin Electric Maintained (Miles)
Southwest Power Pool Southwest Power Pool members 1,910 1,852
Common Use System Basin Electric, Black Hills Power, Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) 279 347
MBPP System Basin Electric, Tri-State G&T, WMPA, MRES, Lincoln Electric 304 302
Other 20 36
Basin Electric Total 2,513 2,536

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