The road to a resolution: How Basin Electric member wishes become direction

As part of the cooperative principle of democratic member control, Basin Electric’s Resolutions Committee meets twice each year to ensure employees … [Read more...]

Scientists sample rock one mile below the surface near Basin Electric facilities

How much thinking have you done on the porosity of rock? As kids, we see the effect of porosity when we pour water in a sandbox and it doesn’t … [Read more...]

Basin Electric’s vice president of government relations, Dale Niezwaag, patches up 1954 Dodge Power Wagon

The following was published by RE Magazine on July 2, 2018. An excerpt is published here, with permission. Please visit RE Magazine’s website for the … [Read more...]

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...]