Basin Electric senior vice president lights up on an energized line

Mike Risan (center), Basin Electric senior vice president of  Transmission, joined Basin Electric Journeymen Linemen Wayne Bentz (left) and Kyle Kusser (right) during hot stick training, where they worked on an energized 345-kV power line.

Twice a year Basin Electric’s linemen participate in live line training, which provides hands-on safety training on an actual 345-kV transmission … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Food co-op and Basin’s Backyard Garden

Co-op Coffee in the Garden

The BisMan Community Food Co-op, a thriving grocery store in Bismarck, ND, opened its doors in May 2016. The co-op is holding its third annual … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employees wear same clothes all week to make a point

MSU United Way Little Black Dress campaign

Six Basin Electric employees are each wearing the same black dress all week as part of the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way's Little Black Dress … [Read more...]

Wind generation among lowest cost options to meet members’ energy needs

Wind turbines and fenceline

The winds of change are blowing at Basin Electric. Electric cooperatives nationwide are navigating a rapidly-evolving energy landscape. At the … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employees find opportunities for improvement


No matter how good a person is at a skill or sport, there’s always opportunity to be better. Same is true in business. Each new day brings new … [Read more...]

Basin Electric director shares story of survival, times two

Mike McQuistion

Yesterday we posted the Basin Today article from the July/August 2016 issue on a day in the life of Basin Electric Director Mike McQuistion. While … [Read more...]

A day in the life of Director Mike McQuistion

Mike McQuistion

The drive to Mike McQuistion’s ranch in central South Dakota is similar to a trip into a national park. Prairie scenery gives way to bluffs and hills … [Read more...]

Milestone hit, progress continues on Basin Electric Headquarters expansion project


In mid-July, a construction milestone was reached when contractors began placing pre-cast concrete walls for the fourth floor of the west building. By … [Read more...]

Dry Fork Station employees lend a hand


It was United Way’s Helping Hands Day in Campbell County, Wyoming, and Dry Fork Station employees had a few helping hands to contribute. United … [Read more...]

Basin Electric member assists in making of DiCaprio movie

Loren Yellow Bird

Loren Yellow Bird never imagined he’d be sipping coffee and speaking the Arikara language with Leonardo DiCaprio. But that’s exactly what the White … [Read more...]