North Dakota’s electric cooperative managers take Ice Bucket Challenge

Innovative Energy Alliance Ice Bucket Challenge

Bright (well, cloudy) and early this morning, Chris Baumgartner and Don Franklund took an icy bath. They took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise … [Read more...]

Verendrye Electric hosts tour of Basin Electric facilities

Verendrye Electric tour

Each year, Verendrye Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Velva, ND, arranges a handful of energy tours for key accounts and other VIPs. They visit … [Read more...]

Kids learn about growing food at Basin Electric garden

Basin's Backyard Garden

Preschoolers from New Discovery Montessori Center visited Basin's Backyard Garden last week to learn about how vegetables grow. It was a lot of fun! … [Read more...]

Creating an ‘aha’ moment during co-op tours

West Central Electric tour

Joe Connot is going for the creation of “aha” moments. Connot is member services manager for West Central Electric, and has spent many years traveling … [Read more...]

New Basin Electric employees tour plants, mines

Basin Electric employees watch a Kress coal hauler unload coal at the Freedom Mine near Beulah, ND.

Twenty-five of Basin Electric’s newest employees hopped aboard a bus Aug. 6 to tour Basin Electric plants and sites in western North Dakota. Stops … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee talks important issues on ‘News and Views’

News and Views

A Basin Electric employee recently guest hosted a radio show and had the opportunity to discuss some important topics with the show’s guests. Steve … [Read more...]

Why Basin? Find your dream job


  Jake Miller’s reaction to the Great Plains Synfuels Plant resembles that of a kid gazing upon Walt Disney World for the first time. “This … [Read more...]

Employees keep calm & co-op on


The cooperative difference. Employees and members of cooperatives use this phrase frequently when describing what sets them apart from other types of … [Read more...]

Ground broken for urea production facility project

Jim Greer

Dakota Gasification Company emphasizes product diversity at its Great Plains Synfuels Plant, located near Beulah, ND. Come 2017, the Basin Electric … [Read more...]

A day in the life of Kermit Pearson

Peggy and Kermit Pearson

When Kermit Pearson was asked to join the Lake Region Electric Association board in 1981, it was something he didn’t expect. He had no experience … [Read more...]


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