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...]

A visit with Basin Electric Director Don Applegate

Don Applegate

When Basin Electric District 4 Director Don Applegate was starting his first year as a board member for an electric cooperative in Iowa, gas cost 32 … [Read more...]

Top 11 stories of 2015 at Basin Electric: Live Wire

Rohrer family

On Dec. 30, you saw the top 9 Basin Electric videos of 2015. Here are the top 11 viewed blog posts as tabulated by WordPress, our blogging … [Read more...]

Beautiful Christmas, even in a bucket truck

You might see a Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives commercial running on your social media channels, be it Twitter or Facebook, or you might even see it … [Read more...]

Weekend storms do damage at North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa co-ops

Severe thunderstorms June 19-21 took down trees, power poles and left people without electricity across North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. Here … [Read more...]

He’s perhaps the craftiest director at Basin Electric

Steel Trees

Charlie Gilbert doesn’t always create art with recycled materials. But when he does, it’s because his daughter asked him to. So when she spotted … [Read more...]

A day in the life of Basin Electric Director Gary Drost

Gary Drost1

A day in Washington, D.C., isn't a typical day for Gary Drost, but it's something he's familiar with and knows is necessary as a cooperative … [Read more...]