Mike Risan, Basin Electric senior vice president of Transmission, retires after 40 years

Mike Risan, Basin Electric senior vice president of Transmission, has dedicated his career to making sure co-op members at the end of the line have … [Read more...]

Cooperative effort plants thousands of trees near Harmony Lake

Western meadowlarks and red-winged blackbirds, mule deer, Canada geese, a bee, a butterfly, mosquitoes. All bear witness to new life in their home … [Read more...]

Always on watch: Basin Electric’s Marketing team works around the clock to benefit members

Behind locked doors on the second floor of Basin Electric Headquarters is a team always on watch – waiting for an opportunity to enhance the revenue … [Read more...]

Simulating a crisis to prepare for one: Basin Electric participates in GridEx IV

The best way to prepare for a crisis is to simulate one and learn from it. Every two years, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation … [Read more...]

Horned owl treated to toasty talons at Basin Electric substation

horned owl

Tyler Lindholm, lead substation electrician at Transmission System Maintenance - Gillette, caught these photos of a horned owl at our Teckla … [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...]

Construction Zone

There’s a saying that there are two seasons in the Midwest: winter and construction season. Basin Electric has three major construction projects … [Read more...]

Retired Basin Electric truck reports for fire duty in Hazen

A truck that formerly served Basin Electric’s Transmission System Maintenance shop in Mandan, ND, will soon grace the streets of Hazen, ND, as part of … [Read more...]

Power line cutting ceremony marks opening of Iowa power line training field

  A ribbon cutting ceremony commonly marks the opening of a new business, building or structure. So it’s only fitting that Midland Power … [Read more...]

Lineman Appreciation Day: Shedding some light on their behind-the-scenes work

Linemen Diagram

From strapping on 45 pounds of gear and then climbing 50 feet to 250 feet in the air, lineworkers play a behind-the-scenes role in keeping our lights … [Read more...]