Why Basin? Challenging employees while supporting family life


After leaving Basin Electric less than two years ago, Senior Auditor Kelly Bergquist just couldn’t seem to stay away. There are many reasons she … [Read more...]

Co-op culture and history create a foundation of learning at Basin Electric

Lynn Beiswanger (right), director of learning and development, shares Basin Electric’s history with Annie Lindseth, charitable giving/employment coordinator.

Like a living room wall adorned with photos of a family’s history, photos that tell the story of the co-op’s beginnings are featured in various areas … [Read more...]

Electric grid interconnected like a spiderweb


Most people don’t know life without electricity. It’s a critical necessity, so all the work to maintain it is necessary. Getting electricity into … [Read more...]

East River Electric takes an hourly approach to load management

Jeff Rud, East River power supply specialist, monitors loads to determine when to activate the cooperative's load control system, which sheds member loads to keep peak demand as low as possible.

For more than 30 years, East River Electric Power Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class A member in Madison, SD, has had a load management program in … [Read more...]

Consider a recurring gift to Brave the Shave Family Fund #GivingTuesday


Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, the annual charitable event created to celebrate and encourage giving, has arrived. If you’re considering a contribution … [Read more...]

Shaking the Etch A Sketch: Basin Electric adds flexibility to member load forecast

Etch A Sketch

Have you ever, as a child or an adult, created a drawing on an Etch A Sketch? The left and right dials, turning separately and together, straight and … [Read more...]

Giving Tuesday to benefit Brave the Shave Honorees


There is Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. In the midst of the "buying" this holiday season, Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, is here … [Read more...]

A day in the life of Pipeline Superintendent Claude O’Berry

Claude O'Berry, Dakota Gasification Company pipeline superintendent, and his team help maintain about 245 miles of pipeline.

As he soars in Basin Electric’s airplanes over the hills and valleys of western North Dakota and southern Saskatchewan, Canada, Claude O’Berry, Dakota … [Read more...]

Missed Basin Electric 2016 Annual Meeting? You’re covered.


Didn’t get a chance to head to the Bismarck Event Center during Basin Electric’s Annual Meeting? A quick trip through basinelectric.com will give … [Read more...]

Member tour provides glimpse of Basin Electric Headquarters


More than 70 members toured the Headquarters building before the 2016 Basin Electric Annual Meeting kicked off. The tour provided members insight … [Read more...]