Pilings project essential to Dakota Gas’ urea facility construction (Video)

urea pilings

Dakota Gasification Company’s urea production facility construction project is a perfect example of the innovative spirit that abounds at the Great … [Read more...]

Engines complete journey at Pioneer Generation Station (Video)

Pioneer engines

It’s been quite a journey for six engines that rolled into Williston, ND, Oct. 29. The Wärtsilä 20V34SG reciprocating engines, made in Finland, … [Read more...]

Why Basin? Military veterans are appreciated

Andrew Annett

Andrew Annett is a military man. Since deciding to serve his country at the age of 17, he’s trained to be a sniper, served five deployments oversees, … [Read more...]

Game of cones: Construction orange marks progress, safety at Basin Electric peaking stations

Darrell Slavick

Darrell Slavick is in his element when he’s helping build a peaking generation facility. Sporting protective sunglasses and a hard hat that says “I … [Read more...]

Financial evolution at Basin Electric

Steve Johnson

On July 7, Basin Electric took an historic step by successfully buying out of Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Official action on this started in … [Read more...]

Market trials coming to a close

Following Basin Electric’s board decision in July 2014 to move forward with joining the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), hundreds of employees across the … [Read more...]

Basin Electric Bakken peaking power: A look at Phase III construction

Pioneer Generation Station

The steep incline of electrical load growth in the Williston Basin has flattened some in response to depressed crude oil prices, but Basin Electric’s … [Read more...]

Aircrane helicopter used in Basin Electric transmission line construction


Big machines are required to lift big things. An S-64 Aircrane helicopter with a lift capacity of 25,000 pounds, provided by Erickson Inc., … [Read more...]

A day in the life of Senior Land Surveyor Matt Weeks

Matt Weeks

Light snow falls from the morning darkness Dec. 16, as Matt Weeks pulls up to a gas pump in Mandan, ND. A couple hours of road time lie between him … [Read more...]

Top 11 Basin Electric videos of 2014

Here is our list of top videos for 2014 on YouTube. Many of these videos have been tops for several years running, but this list reflects the views in … [Read more...]