Leland Olds Station: Workhorse of the Basin Electric fleet

Leland Olds Station

When Leland Olds Station, located near Stanton, ND, went commercial in 1966, it was the largest lignite coal-based power plant in the entire Western … [Read more...]

A better path to carbon reduction (Video)


The U.S. Supreme Court's Stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's 111(d) Clean Power Plan in February 2016 was welcome news to everyone … [Read more...]

A day in the life of plant warehouse person Dusty Simmons

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Walk into the warehouse at Leland Olds Station, and some may notice the shelves of materials waiting for future use. But it’s much more than a storage … [Read more...]

Mercer County supports kids battling cancer through Brave the Shave (Video)


“Nobody should suffer through cancer. Period,” says Chad Edwards, Antelope Valley Station plant manager. On March 17, Edwards and many others … [Read more...]

Why Basin? The cooperative values your hard work


Jill Rummel believes in working hard to achieve her goals. During the past decade, she pursued an accounting degree while serving as a manager in … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee hopes theater production spreads important message

Dakota Stage Ltd. photo

With her mother suffering from depression, mental health issues were a daily part of LaDonna Carpenter’s life growing up. So when Carpenter heard … [Read more...]

Basin Electric donates Polaris Ranger to special needs camp


Part of being a cooperative means giving back to the communities you serve. So when a special needs summer camp needed to upgrade its ailing 1970s … [Read more...]

More than $8,500 raised for Brave the Shave during Brookings event


A lot of hair was lost in Brookings, SD, on March 14. As a result, $8,550 was raised in the fight against childhood cancer. Thirty people shaved or … [Read more...]

Antelope Valley Station raises $6,600 before a single brave head is shaved

Antelope Valley Station

This afternoon, the Mercer County Head-Shaving Event brought together Basin Electric employees from Leland Olds Station, the Great Plains Synfuels … [Read more...]

NISC employee has special guest shaver at Brave the Shave

Michelle Aaron family

Each Brave the Shave event is a celebration, for many different reasons. It’s a celebration of children who have fought and beaten cancer. It’s a … [Read more...]


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