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...]

Basin Electric member cooperative kicks off community solar project

Crow Wing Power & Light, a Basin Electric Class A member headquartered in Brainerd, MN, is giving their member-owners the opportunity to invest in … [Read more...]

Co-op plan helping to build a better Basin

A mission, strategic initiatives and a plan – a Cooperative Plan. Basin Electric has all three in place. In fact, at his employee communication … [Read more...]

Young Professionals list Basin Electric among top 10 workplaces

YP Group

The word is out. Basin Electric is a great place to work! The Bismarck-Mandan (ND) Young Professionals Network recently recognized Basin Electric … [Read more...]

Why Basin? The cooperative family cares about you and yours

Amanda Schauer

Amanda Schauer’s ideal day involves taking her nieces and nephews out for a movie and shopping. Spending quality time with them is one of her absolute … [Read more...]

Why Basin? Work with an encouraging cooperative family

Kurt Capouch

It’s the start of Wellness Week at Basin Electric Headquarters, and Kurt Capouch leans forward in his fifth-floor office chair to share some words of … [Read more...]

Aircrane helicopter used in Basin Electric transmission line construction


Big machines are required to lift big things. An S-64 Aircrane helicopter with a lift capacity of 25,000 pounds, provided by Erickson Inc., … [Read more...]

Why Basin? Employees quickly catch on to the cooperative way


Employees catch on quickly Lori Frisk-Thompson has a pretty impressive resume. It’s also filled with a lot of acronyms. Before joining Basin … [Read more...]

Student workers wrap up their summer employment at Basin Electric

Dustin Dutoit, assistant labor

It’s back-to-school time, which means we say good-bye to our student workers. Each summer, Basin Electric hires dependent children of employees to … [Read more...]

‘Life is sweet’

It’s a rainy April day in Le Mars, IA. And as Basin Electric communications crew members finish their continental breakfast at the Baymont Inn & … [Read more...]