A day in the life of Project Coordinations Representative Kristie Ching

Kristie Ching’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and her smile could light up a room. She grew up in rural South Dakota and graduated with a … [Read more...]

Tokata Youth Center facility receives $3,000 in cooperative support

Tokata Youth Center and Central Electric 2017

The Tokata Youth Center in Fort Thompson, SD, received $1,000 from Basin Electric Class C member, Central Electric Cooperative, headquartered in … [Read more...]

Basin Electric member’s employee maintains lonely military gravesite

West River Electric cavalry gravesite

The following was published by RE Magazine on May 4, 2017. An excerpt is published here, with permission. Please visit RE Magazine's website for the … [Read more...]

Member co-op campaign reminds members when the lights came on

“Christmas Eve, December 1952, I’d have been about 15. They were looking for memberships to start the co-op. … Money was kind of hard to come by, but … [Read more...]

Social media helps co-ops communicate during winter storm

The thermometer in the Upper Great Plains region is mostly trending in the right direction, but the recent weather forecast reminds everyone that … [Read more...]

Basin Electric brings light to the Clay County Sheriff Department

Clay County Sheriff's Department

A donation made to the Clay County (SD) Sheriff’s Department will help officers see more clearly in the line of duty. Basin Electric accepted the … [Read more...]

Basin Electric lineman appreciates life’s little things after deployment to Middle East

    Brad Bierema, Basin Electric journeyman-lineman in Groton, SD, recently returned from an 11-month deployment to the Middle … [Read more...]

Children at West River Electric have a special message for their parents

Lineworkers light up the world – both literally and figuratively. Basin Electric helped a few children share a very special message with their … [Read more...]

Grand Electric linemen light up the town of Bison for Christmas

When residents of Bison, SD, gaze at the lighted snowflakes, stars and candy canes atop the light poles on Main Street, they can thank the linemen of … [Read more...]

East River Electric takes an hourly approach to load management

For more than 30 years, East River Electric Power Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class A member in Madison, SD, has had a load management program in … [Read more...]