Continuing load growth in the Bakken spurs project construction

Basin Electric’s member load growth in the Williston Basin might've slowed – but it’s still growing. That being the case, work continues on several … [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...]

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...]

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...]

What’s in a name?

Pioneer School then

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – just as Pioneer Generation Station, located northwest of Williston, ND, by any other name would still … [Read more...]

Dispatchers learn to start up Pioneer Generation Station

Pioneer Generation Station went commercial today. Some training was done at Headquarters Aug. 29 to get ready for Basin Electric’s newest natural … [Read more...]

A look at Pioneer Generation Station construction (Video)

Pioneer Generation Station

In the list of Basin Electric power plants, the Pioneer Generation Station looks like a lightweight. Weighing in at 45 megawatts, the power plant … [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...]