Basin Electric’s Sharing Tree brightens the holidays

Basin Electric Headquarters employees Sarah Erickson, Jackie Fleck, Jen Holen, Jen Kringstad, and Lindsay Kostelecky gather gifts to deliver to partner agencies.

More than 100 children and adults in the Bismarck-Mandan area and 75 children in Mercer County will have a present under the Christmas tree, thanks to … [Read more...]

‘Christmas Cranes’ at Basin Electric, Mandan Athletic Complex to raise money for local charities

From now until Christmas, this 12-foot-tall Christmas tree will hang from a crane 238 feet in the air at Basin Electric's headquarters building in Bismarck.

The 238-foot crane has been a fixture at Basin Electric since September, but passersby may have noticed something a little different about it over the … [Read more...]

Grand Electric linemen light up the town of Bison for Christmas

For more than 50 years, Grand Electric Cooperative's linemen have been hanging  Christmas lights in the town of Bison, SD.

When residents of Bison, SD, gaze at the lighted snowflakes, stars and candy canes atop the light poles on Main Street, they can thank the linemen of … [Read more...]

Area co-ops unite to ring in Christmas

Red Kettle Campaign

Cooperatives in the Bismarck-Mandan, ND, area got together Dec. 13 to do bell-ringing for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. Volunteers are … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employees share cookies, cocoa and Christmas cheer with area youth


Basin Electric served up a hearty dose of Christmas cheer Dec. 9 to a group of more than 60 kids - and a special visit was made by the big guy … [Read more...]

Magstadt honored with North Dakota Water Wheel award

Angela Magstadt, Basin Electric staff writer, accepting North Dakota Water Wheel award from Mike Dwyer, North Dakota Water Users executive vice president.

Angela Magstadt, Basin Electric staff writer, has received the North Dakota Water Wheel award from the North Dakota Water Users Association and North … [Read more...]

Why Basin? Challenging employees while supporting family life


After leaving Basin Electric less than two years ago, Senior Auditor Kelly Bergquist just couldn’t seem to stay away. There are many reasons she … [Read more...]

Co-op culture and history create a foundation of learning at Basin Electric

Lynn Beiswanger (right), director of learning and development, shares Basin Electric’s history with Annie Lindseth, charitable giving/employment coordinator.

Like a living room wall adorned with photos of a family’s history, photos that tell the story of the co-op’s beginnings are featured in various areas … [Read more...]

Electric grid interconnected like a spiderweb


Most people don’t know life without electricity. It’s a critical necessity, so all the work to maintain it is necessary. Getting electricity into … [Read more...]

East River Electric takes an hourly approach to load management

Jeff Rud, East River power supply specialist, monitors loads to determine when to activate the cooperative's load control system, which sheds member loads to keep peak demand as low as possible.

For more than 30 years, East River Electric Power Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class A member in Madison, SD, has had a load management program in … [Read more...]