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...]

Leland Olds uses lunch money to raise big bucks for Brave the Shave

Leland Olds Station

Employees raising money for the Mercer County Brave the Shave event are holding fundraisers to add extra dollars to the fund to help fight childhood … [Read more...]

Basin Electric Sharing Trees help more people than ever (Video)

Sharing Tree 2015

Basin Electric employees gave a record number of Christmas presents this year to those in need through Sharing Trees across many Basin Electric … [Read more...]

Leland Olds Station employees honor wounded warriors

Leland Olds Station

A day before Veterans Day, the employees at Leland Olds Station near Stanton, ND, grilled 150 burgers to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, … [Read more...]