Basin Electric’s history (Video shown at 50th anniversary celebration)

As complex as the Basin Electric system has become, it was built on a simple cooperative principal: people helping people accomplish a common goal.

At one time, electricity was a city luxury. Rural areas ran on sunlight by day and wind charger batteries by night.

Then in 1935, the new Rural Electrification Administration set in motion a series of events that forever changed rural America.

Watch the video shown at Basin Electric’s 50th anniversary celebration. Also, check out our website for photos and more video from the celebration and Annual Meeting.

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