Retired Basin Electric truck reports for fire duty in Hazen

A truck that formerly served Basin Electric’s Transmission System Maintenance shop in Mandan, ND, will soon grace the streets of Hazen, ND, as part of … [Read more...]

Former Basin Electric coworkers remember longtime plant manager

Former longtime Laramie River Station Plant Manager Dallas Wade passed away Aug. 27 in Wheatland, WY. Wade, 69, started working for Basin Electric … [Read more...]

U.S. flag holds special place during power plant construction

Dry Fork Station

As we get ready to celebrate our nation's Independence Day, the stars and stripes are even more prominent than ever. Did you know the U.S. flag … [Read more...]

Miss North Dakota, daughter of Basin Electric employee, creating ‘collateral beauty’

Siam Simpfenderfer was #borntomakeadifference. And true to the pageant tagline, the newly crowned Miss North Dakota International is ready to make … [Read more...]

Leland Olds Station plant manager featured by Lignite Energy Council

Lignite Energy Council published a feature on Leland Olds Station Jan. 27. James Backus, the coal-based power plant's manager, was interviewed for a … [Read more...]

Employees share personal takes on Our Power, My Safety process

Much like the United States government, Basin Electric's Our Power, My Safety (OPMS) process is of the people, by the people, for the … [Read more...]

Lifesaving act by Leland Olds Station employees results in award

The saying “being in the right place at the right time” couldn’t be truer for a truck driver making a delivery at the Leland Olds Station last spring. … [Read more...]

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 day in the life of plant warehouse person Dusty Simmons

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...]