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...]

Annual donation from Basin Electric helps Gettysburg Fire and Rescue provide vital services to its community

Journeyman lineman and volunteer firefighter Kyle Kusser is passionate about serving. Growing up in Highmore, SD, Kusser’s dad and uncles all … [Read more...]

Energy tours provide perspective for Sioux Valley Energy directors and staff

Board directors and staff of Basin Electric Class C member cooperative Sioux Valley Energy, headquartered in Brandon, SD, made some stops Sept. 26 in … [Read more...]

Avoiding the energy rush hour

Turning off lights when no one is in the room, or turning off the TV when no one’s watching it helps reduce the amount of energy a household … [Read more...]

Power to keep the electric bill low

Every day, all day people flip on the lights, turn on their TVs, charge their cell phones and use electricity for various aspects of their daily … [Read more...]

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...]