Environment

Missouri River

Always have, always will

Environmental protection is a Basin Electric core value. Simply put: our facilities run 24 hours, 7 days a week in the communities where we live, breathe, work, raise our families and enjoy the great outdoors. We produce power where we live, and we are committed to living in rural America - a vital rural America with sustainable economies fueled by low-cost, regional power.

As both owners and consumers of primarily coal-based energy, Basin Electric directors, staff and members have a stake in ensuring that our water, air, and lands are kept pristine for our children and future generations, while supporting rural America's economies and communities.

We support the spirit of environmental protection laws. Always have, always will.

What it takes

  • Through year-end 2017, Basin Electric has invested $1.67 billion in environmental control technology. 
  • Approximately $177.96 million was invested in the operation and maintenance of those controls in 2017.
  • Each of Basin Electric's coal-based generating plants has an environmental coordinator who is responsible for environmental compliance and maintaining the plant's continuous emissions monitoring system.
  • Basin Electric and all subsidiary facilities strive to be 100 percent environmentally compliant