In the list of Basin Electric power plants, the Pioneer Generation Station looks like a lightweight.
Weighing in at 45 megawatts, the power plant looks to be a small fraction of some of the more recent additions in Basin Electric generation, like the 300-net megawatt Deer Creek Station in South Dakota and 385-megawatt Dry Fork Station in Wyoming.
But Pioneer Generation Station, located northwest of Williston, ND, was built small for a big task. The natural gas-fueled plant will serve the quickly increasing demand for electricity in northwest North Dakota, and it will do so soon.
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