Take a tour of the energy trail with South Dakota lawmakers

A group of ten state legislators from South Dakota took a tour of Basin Electric facilities Aug. 18.

SDREA legislator tour

Nick Moser (left) of Yankton, Jim Bolin of Canton, and Lance Carson of Mitchell, are taking in the view from the observation deck of Antelope Valley Station.

The one-and-a-half day educational tour was facilitated by the South Dakota Rural Electric Association, two Class A members of Basin Electric, East River Electric Power Cooperative and Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, and Basin Electric.

The group visited Antelope Valley Station, the Great Plains Synfuels Plant and the Freedom Mine.

Watch the video to see which part of the tour was on one lawmaker’s “bucket list.”

Before coming to North Dakota, the legislators stopped at East River or Rushmore Electric, depending on their location, for a history lesson on rural electric cooperatives.

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