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...]

Wind generation among lowest cost options to meet members’ energy needs

Wind turbines and fenceline

The winds of change are blowing at Basin Electric. Electric cooperatives nationwide are navigating a rapidly-evolving energy landscape. At the … [Read more...]

Lightning strikes thrice at PrairieWinds 1

PrairieWinds 1

There is a wind turbine blade at the PrairieWinds 1 wind project near Minot, ND, that has been struck by lightning three times. You read right - … [Read more...]

Wind turbines on weather radar

U.S. National Weather Service

Sometimes when you're looking at weather radar on a clear, calm night, you'll see areas that look like it should be raining or storming. It doesn't … [Read more...]

Car club tours North Dakota Energy Trail

Corvette Club tour 2016

Basin Electric Director Gary Drost and friends from the Corvette Club of Luverne, MN, visited energy country July 19. Drost serves as a director … [Read more...]

Serving the cooperative through subsidiaries

Bob and Deb Bartosh

Bob Bartosh’s career at Basin Electric has centered on its subsidiaries, even before they were subsidiaries. Bartosh, Basin Electric senior vice … [Read more...]

‘Moon shot’ bid under way to revitalize coal

Integrated Test Center groundbreaking event

A “moon shot” project in Wyoming is carrying hopes of revitalizing the coal industry. The phrase was used by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead was to describe … [Read more...]

Allam Cycle showing potential in a carbon-constrained world

Allam Cycle

Regardless of the court's final decision on the legality of the Clean Power Plan, Basin Electric knows it needs some additional tools in its toolbelt … [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...]

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

Thiel

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