Measuring the value of cooperative membership

Each of Basin Electric’s 140 members spanning nine states joined the cooperative for a different reason. For some, it’s the value of … [Read more...]

Cooperation among cooperatives is the rainbow after the storm

A pole bent completely over in front of a home in Grundy County REC's service area. Photo credit: Cullen PowersLine workers had to … [Read more...]

What COVID-low commodity prices in 2020 meant for Basin Electric and its members

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent screeching brakes of the economy had widespread impact for several months in 2020, starting in March. There are … [Read more...]

Craft brewing industry taps growth within Basin Electric service area

According to the 2018 Economic Impact Report released by the Brewers Association, small and independent craft brewers contributed $79.1 billion to the … [Read more...]

Matching cooperative donations support Iowa high school STEM programs

Cooperation among cooperatives and concern for community are two of the seven principles Basin Electric and its members operate under the cooperative … [Read more...]

Power line cutting ceremony marks opening of Iowa power line training field

  A ribbon cutting ceremony commonly marks the opening of a new business, building or structure. So it’s only fitting that Midland Power … [Read more...]

A day in the life of Director Charlie Gilbert

Charlie Gilbert

Learn to tell a story. One of people who pull together to build a better life. People who started out building power lines and power plants, and … [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...]

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...]

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...]