Greta’s story of persistence

Greta Weisser family

It was 1975. Greta (Johnson) Weisser, a single parent and former schoolteacher, was waiting tables at what is now 40 Steak + Seafood in Bismarck, … [Read more...]

Basin Electric’s vice president of government relations, Dale Niezwaag, patches up 1954 Dodge Power Wagon

The following was published by RE Magazine on July 2, 2018. An excerpt is published here, with permission. Please visit RE Magazine’s website for the … [Read more...]

Instagram post provides a peek into Basin Electric history

Greta Johnson in the 1979 Annual Report

A recent Instagram post that caught our eye led to an interesting story about a former Basin Electric employee. Kate Kruse, who lives in … [Read more...]

Central Electric Cooperative and the spread of solar energy

In the summer of 2015, Central Electric Cooperative General Manager Ken Schlimgen spearheaded a project that brought a solar array to its headquarters … [Read more...]

Be the light: Offering charity with dignity

The Basin Electric ad campaign “Be the Light” shows how Basin Electric and its member cooperatives can be the light in communities and homes like only … [Read more...]

Electric co-ops and CoBank donate $15,000 to United Tribes Technical College

On June 22, Basin Electric matched Class C member Capital Electric’s $5,000 donation to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), a tribal college in … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee runs in the Black Hills 100

Most people hear 50k and think, “Man, I could never do that.” One Basin Electric employee is the exception. Sarah Feist, Leland Olds Station … [Read more...]

Emissions stack demolition underway at Leland Olds Station

aerial LOS emissions stack

The process of demolishing a non-operational 500-foot emissions stack is underway at Leland Olds Station, near Stanton, North Dakota. The stack is … [Read more...]

Mike Risan, Basin Electric senior vice president of Transmission, retires after 40 years

Mike Risan, Basin Electric senior vice president of Transmission, has dedicated his career to making sure co-op members at the end of the line have … [Read more...]

Leland Olds Station employees honored by the ESGR

LOS management receives ESGR awards

Employees of Basin Electric’s Leland Olds Station were presented two awards from the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve June 4 in recognition … [Read more...]