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...]

Basin Electric lineman appreciates life’s little things after deployment to Middle East

    Brad Bierema, Basin Electric journeyman-lineman in Groton, SD, recently returned from an 11-month deployment to the Middle … [Read more...]

Top 9 Basin Electric: Live Wire posts of 2016

On Dec. 29, you saw the top 7 Basin Electric videos of 2016. Here are the top 9 viewed blog posts as tabulated by WordPress, our blogging platform. … [Read more...]

Basin Electric senior vice president lights up on an energized line

Twice a year Basin Electric’s linemen participate in live line training, which provides hands-on safety training on an actual 345-kV transmission … [Read more...]

Safe, reliable, affordable electricity line by line

Basin Electric's linemen play an important role in the co-op’s mission to provide affordable, reliable, safe electricity to its members. “If a line … [Read more...]

#ThankALineman today for National Lineman Appreciation Day

Linemen are silent heroes, working behind the scenes on a daily basis, sometimes in extreme weather conditions and sometimes at odd hours of the day - … [Read more...]

Basin Electric co-op love from opposite ends of the United States

Two Basin Electric employees sent their Basin Electric co-op love through Twitter Jan. 27. And the mediums they used to communicate their messages … [Read more...]