Mountain lion takes shelter at Basin Electric transmission line construction site

Paul Telehey, Basin Electric construction coordinator II, has seen his fair share of animals visiting construction sites located in remote areas, but … [Read more...]

Evidence of continuous improvement at Basin Electric

In any business, there’s ups and downs and constant change. Finding balance hinges on employees understanding the organization's mission and goals and … [Read more...]

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...]