Building to meet the cooperative’s member needs

It’s no secret. The Bakken is booming in the Williston Basin, and the effects of it are being felt throughout the region. To keep up with the … [Read more...]

Radio interview highlights growing need for power in oil patch

In an Oct. 3 interview during Norsk Høstfest in Minot, ND, Mary Miller, manager of communications at Basin Electric, sits up to the Touchstone Energy … [Read more...]

Basin Electric helps new employees with housing in the Williston Basin

Bryan Keller, Basin

Food, water and shelter are basic human needs. For people living and working in the Williston Basin, the hardest of those to come by might be … [Read more...]

Basin Electric faces challenges with acquiring easements

To keep up with the booming oil growth in western North Dakota additional transmission lines need to be constructed to improve system reliability. … [Read more...]

Top 11 stories of 2012 at Basin Electric: Live Wire

On Friday, you saw the top 9 Basin Electric videos of 2012. Here are the top 11 viewed blog posts as tabulated by Wordpress, our blogging … [Read more...]

Top 9 Basin Electric videos in 2012

Here are Basin Electric’s top 9 videos this year, as counted by YouTube. We started a new YouTube channel in 2011. You can still find Basin Electric's … [Read more...]

PF12 study validates Basin Electric oil growth forecast

KLJ load forecast press conference

Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson (KLJ) released its study, PF12, on Tuesday outlining Williston Basin growth over the next 20 years. PF12 stands for power … [Read more...]

Basin Electric tour program recruits an employee years later

Cameron Fleck, BEPC apprentice communications technician.

He looked into a power plant boiler. Stood on a 17th floor observation deck. Watched a 300-ton coal truck dump its load in 15 seconds. Cameron Fleck … [Read more...]

How Basin Electric is meeting the need for power in the Bakken

Meeting the Bakken need

When Jay Lundstrom, Basin Electric senior forecast analyst, started his load forecast presentation to the Basin Electric board of directors in April, … [Read more...]

One transformer’s incredible journey to Watford City

Transformer is lowered onto its new pad at Watford City.

Oh, if this transformer could talk, the stories it would tell. The 172,000-pound transformer from Western Area Power Administration's Philip, SD, … [Read more...]