Change in Administration makes for a busy year for Basin Electric government relations

“The change in Administration meant a busy year for our government relations staff,” said Dale Niezwaag, Basin Electric vice president of government … [Read more...]

A day in the life of legislative representative Chris Vandeventer

Between federal and state bills in its nine-state service area, Basin Electric is following about 800 bills this legislative session. From human … [Read more...]

Co-op grassroots, app style

The phrase “cooperation among cooperatives” might bring up thoughts of co-ops helping each other in times of need, like repairing downed power lines … [Read more...]

Youth Tour leads to more opportunity

Rebecca Boyer and Emily Schwickerath, Youth Tour veterans and Iowa Rural Power advocates. Boyer is a member of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, a Class C member of Basin Electric

In the January/February issue of Basin Today, the feature "One question, one shirt, one purpose," described how the Iowa Rural Power program is … [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...]

What happens when electric co-ops engage with presidential candidates?

Iowa Rural Power

Building off the Iowa Rural Power model (read more here: Iowa Rural Power advocates ask presidential candidates one big question), rural power … [Read more...]

U.S. Supreme Court grants Basin Electric, others Motion to Stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted Basin Electric and several other petitioners' Motion to Stay the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power … [Read more...]

Iowa Rural Power advocates ask presidential candidates one big question

The Iowa Rural Power advocates are known for three things: green shirts, a friendly demeanor, and one simple question, “What is your plan for safe, … [Read more...]

Electric co-op general manager takes strong stand against Clean Power Plan

"... that kind of a kick in the teeth." "Give me a break!" "Give us some credit..." Verendrye Electric Cooperative's General Manager Bruce … [Read more...]

Evidence of continuous improvement at Basin Electric

In any business, there’s ups and downs and constant change. Finding balance hinges on employees understanding the organization's mission and goals and … [Read more...]