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...]

Throwback Thursday: Tour groups and earphone hardhats

People have been touring Basin Electric facilities for decades. Tours of Basin Electric’s facilities have proven to be a positive form of … [Read more...]

Operation Ice Machine brings a salad bar to the Soup Café

Since March, Basin Electric employees have been using their lunch hours to chop vegetables, wait tables, serve food, wash dishes, and clean – doing … [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...]

Central Electric Cooperative and the spread of solar energy

In the summer of 2015, Central Electric Cooperative General Manager Ken Schlimgen spearheaded a project that brought a solar array to its headquarters … [Read more...]

Electric co-ops and CoBank donate $15,000 to United Tribes Technical College

On June 22, Basin Electric matched Class C member Capital Electric’s $5,000 donation to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), a tribal college in … [Read more...]

Emissions stack demolition underway at Leland Olds Station

aerial LOS emissions stack

The process of demolishing a non-operational 500-foot emissions stack is underway at Leland Olds Station, near Stanton, North Dakota. The stack is … [Read more...]

Opening of urea facility in North Dakota provides farmers with access to urea fertilizer

Until recently, farmers in the Northern Plains who wanted to use urea, a safe and cost-effective granular fertilizer, had to either import it through … [Read more...]

Basin Electric employee takes tree planting to the next level

  Nearly 35,000 trees, neatly arranged in rows, outline the landscape south of Menoken. If lined up in a single row, these trees would stretch … [Read more...]

Crane Trust scenes in celebration of Nature Photography Day

The Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust, or Crane Trust, is a special place. Thousands of people – some years representing more than … [Read more...]