Basin Electric Bakken peaking power: A look at Phase III construction

Pioneer Generation Station

Pioneer Generation Station near Williston, ND.

The steep incline of electrical load growth in the Williston Basin has flattened some in response to depressed crude oil prices, but Basin Electric’s members in the region remain in great need of power.

That’s where Basin Electric’s Pioneer Generation Station and Lonesome Creek Station come into play.

At Pioneer Generation Station, a 135-megawatt (MW) natural gas-based peaking station northwest of Williston, construction started May 4 on Phase III of the project.

Construction has also started on Phase III at Lonesome Creek Station, a natural gas-based peaking station west of Watford City, ND.

Read the full story in the May/June 2015 edition of Basin Today: Bakken peaking power: Chapter III

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