‘Obama’s coal guy’ provides keynote at Basin Electric’s 2016 Annual Meeting

Dr. Julio Friedmann discusses carbon capture and storage during the keynote address at Basin Electric's 2016 Annual Meeting.

“President Obama’s coal guy,” he says. “So loved by everyone, as you can imagine.” The crowd laughed as Dr. Julio Friedmann, began his keynote … [Read more...]

Basin Electric Annual Meeting preconference polling turns presentation into conversation


Most traditional Annual Meeting presentations are a one-way flow of information. Some crowd participation brought an interactive feel to an Annual … [Read more...]

Watch LIVE: Basin Electric Annual Meeting 2016

Watch LIVE: Basin Electric Annual Meeting 2016

Starting at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 9, you can watch Basin Electric’s Annual Meeting 2016 live at your computer. Today’s abbreviated LIVE agenda: 8:15 – … [Read more...]

Beetles take care of leafy spurge at Glenharold Mine

Leafy spurge beetles at Glenharold Mine

Unseen to most of us, millions of little helpers are doing damage control on reclaimed coal mine land. Beetles are spread at the Glenharold Mine, a … [Read more...]

Preschool visit a treat for Basin Electric employees


The interaction between kids and adults was, well … sweeter than candy. Basin Electric had some very high-profile visitors Halloween morning, … [Read more...]

Retired Basin Electric lawyer sprouts fun way to raise money for United Way

Mark Foss, senior vice president and general counsel.

Deb Levchak, former Basin Electric attorney, donated plants to help raise money for United Way during Basin Electric's campaign week Oct. … [Read more...]

Reclaimed coal mine provides nourishment for bees


Backer Bees is one of three beekeepers who keep their bees at the Glenharold Mine, a reclaimed coal mine that used to supply coal to Leland Olds … [Read more...]

Basin Electric senior vice president lights up on an energized line

Mike Risan (center), Basin Electric senior vice president of  Transmission, joined Basin Electric Journeymen Linemen Wayne Bentz (left) and Kyle Kusser (right) during hot stick training, where they worked on an energized 345-kV power line.

Twice a year Basin Electric’s linemen participate in live line training, which provides hands-on safety training on an actual 345-kV transmission … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Food co-op and Basin’s Backyard Garden

Co-op Coffee in the Garden

The BisMan Community Food Co-op, a thriving grocery store in Bismarck, ND, opened its doors in May 2016. The co-op is holding its third annual … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employees wear same clothes all week to make a point

MSU United Way Little Black Dress campaign

Six Basin Electric employees are each wearing the same black dress all week as part of the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way's Little Black Dress … [Read more...]