Dakota Gas urea facility arrives in the nick of time for spring planting

The urea production facility at Dakota Gasification Company’s Great Plains Synfuels Plant wrapped up its first-ever spring season after going … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee’s adoption story featured in Inspired Woman Magazine

Inspired Woman Magazine featured Terrie Rath, Basin Electric facilities tech II, in the October 2018 issue, which carried the theme of adoption. Below … [Read more...]

Unexpected treasure found buried in Montana co-op’s closet

When Scott Westlund, member services manager for Sheridan Electric Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class C member in Medicine Lake, Montana, looked in … [Read more...]

Basin Electric celebrates National Cooperative Month by reflecting on the history of rural electrification

Today’s generation will never know what it was like to live in a world without electricity.  Most of us have never experienced education without the … [Read more...]

Low-temp heat pumps in high-elevations … can they save Colorado co-op members money?

Innovation isn’t always brand-new technology. Sometimes it is using existing technology in a brand-new way. Mountain Parks Electric, a Basin … [Read more...]

Welcome to the rEVolution

Capital Electric staff with Elektra, their Chevrolet Bolt.

As research by an internal team at Basin Electric surmised in 2016, electric vehicles just weren’t suited for the climate and wide open spaces of the … [Read more...]

Coal Country Coffee’s happy mistake is a blessing to Heaven’s Helpers Soup Café

Sometimes distraction gets the best of us. But when Travis Helfrich, yard operator at Leland Olds Station and founder of Coal Country Coffee, got … [Read more...]

Leland Olds Station employee’s tasty talent offers an extra incentive to donate blood

Donating blood isn’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea, but when it comes to getting people to do it, Mary Robson is one smart cookie. Robson is an … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee embraces the region’s roots when starting Coal Country Coffee

Travis Helfrich, a yard operator at Leland Olds Station, found an interest and was grounded in it. “I have always been intrigued by coffee – by the … [Read more...]

Basin Electric’s and Missouri Basin Power Project’s role in forming the Crane Trust

Whooping Cranes wading in shallow water

Every year, the trumpeting of more than 600,000 cranes resounds through the Big Bend area of the Platte River in south-central Nebraska. Many … [Read more...]