Central Electric Cooperative and the spread of solar energy

In the summer of 2015, Central Electric Cooperative General Manager Ken Schlimgen spearheaded a project that brought a solar array to its headquarters … [Read more...]

Be the light: Offering charity with dignity

The Basin Electric ad campaign “Be the Light” shows how Basin Electric and its member cooperatives can be the light in communities and homes like only … [Read more...]

Electric co-ops and CoBank donate $15,000 to United Tribes Technical College

On June 22, Basin Electric matched Class C member Capital Electric’s $5,000 donation to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), a tribal college in … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee runs in the Black Hills 100

Most people hear 50k and think, “Man, I could never do that.” One Basin Electric employee is the exception. Sarah Feist, Leland Olds Station … [Read more...]

Emissions stack demolition underway at Leland Olds Station

aerial LOS emissions stack

The process of demolishing a non-operational 500-foot emissions stack is underway at Leland Olds Station, near Stanton, North Dakota. The stack is … [Read more...]

Mike Risan, Basin Electric senior vice president of Transmission, retires after 40 years

Mike Risan, Basin Electric senior vice president of Transmission, has dedicated his career to making sure co-op members at the end of the line have … [Read more...]

Leland Olds Station employees honored by the ESGR

LOS management receives ESGR awards

Employees of Basin Electric’s Leland Olds Station were presented two awards from the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve June 4 in recognition … [Read more...]

Opening of urea facility in North Dakota provides farmers with access to urea fertilizer

Until recently, farmers in the Northern Plains who wanted to use urea, a safe and cost-effective granular fertilizer, had to either import it through … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee takes tree planting to the next level

  Nearly 35,000 trees, neatly arranged in rows, outline the landscape south of Menoken. If lined up in a single row, these trees would stretch … [Read more...]

Basin Electric’s Kevin Solie spends time on the east coast presenting his engineering skills

Kevin Solie, Basin Electric senior environmental compliance administrator, had a busy month in May. From Washington D.C. to Clemson, South Carolina, … [Read more...]