The winds of change are blowing at Basin Electric.
Electric cooperatives nationwide are navigating a rapidly-evolving energy landscape. At the forefront of that change is renewable energy generation, specifically wind generation.
Wind generation is among the least-cost alternative resources to meet Basin Electric’s member load forecast levels, which shows growth from 2015 to 2035 at 1.4 percent annually across the membership.
By the 2016-2017 winter season, Basin Electric expects to expand the current level of renewable generating capacity to about 1,577 megawatts (MW) of purchased wind generation capacity online, or one-quarter of the cooperative’s total portfolio of electric nameplate generating capacity.
Read more in the July-August 2016 Basin Today: Basin Electric purchases renewables to meet members’ needs