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Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station Receives DOE Funding for Carbon Capture Study

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations awarded $4.6 million in funding to Membrane Technology Research and Carbon Capture to develop a design study for an integrated carbon capture and storage project at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station in Wyoming. The project aims to capture, compress and store onsite 3 million tons of CO2 per year,...

Dairyland Power Cooperative, Minnesota Power, and Basin Electric Cooperative Receive Second RUS Approval for Nemadji Trail Energy Center Project

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has again issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Nemadji Trail Energy Center (NTEC) project, a 625-MW combined-cycle natural gas facility along with a 345-kilovolt transmission line, relocation of an existing gas pipeline, and construction of a new gas pipeline to tap an existing gas supply network,...

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Appoints Brickhouse as CEO and General Manager

The board of Basin Electric Power Cooperative has appointed Todd Brickhouse as the new CEO and general manager, following his interim role since July. Brickhouse, who initially joined as Senior Vice President and CFO in June 2022, brings 21 years of experience from Old Dominion Electric Cooperative. Basin Electric, based in Bismarck, serves 141 member rural electric systems across nine...

Groundbreaking on Basin Electric Power Cooperative Carbon Capture Partnership

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries joined with state officials in Gillette, Wyoming to break ground on two facilities designed to use carbon captured at Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station. The facilities will be the largest non-solvent-based capture plant in the world and will collect the flue gas produced by the 405-megawatt station,...

Basin Electric Power Cooperative to Purchase Generating Capacity from Technology Group Wartsila to Ensure Reliability and Expand Offerings

The Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin) will acquire generation balancing capacity through the Pioneer Generation Station Phase IV power plant owned by technology group Wartsila. The six 50SG gas engines have a combined output of 108 megawatts, balancing Basin’s generation from variable renewable resources.

North Dakota Generation and Transmission Cooperative’s Battery Rate Delivers Member Savings, Technology

In 2020, Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin) incorporated a member-owned trial battery rate into its rate schedule to permit its all-requirements contract members to test energy storage technology to reduce peak demand costs. The rate provision allows for up to 150 kilowatts of battery storage per distribution cooperative, and allows the cooperatives to decide when to charge and...

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Announced Power Purchase Agreement with ENGIE North America for 200 Megawatts of Wind Energy

Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced a twenty-five year, 200 megawatt power purchase agreement with ENGIE North America’s North Bend Wind facility in South Dakota, expected to come online in late 2023. The North Bend facility will power 73,000 homes and reduce the region’s carbon emissions by 620,000 tonnes per year.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Seeks to Expand Natural Gas Generation

In part to respond to a growing data center industry in McKenzie County, North Dakota, Basin Electric Power Cooperative has sought state approval to build Pioneer Generation Station Phase IV, an expansion of their existing 242 megawatt natural gas-fired facility. The $670 million project would increase the facility’s capacity by 141%.

North Dakota Cooperative Proposes Expansion of Gas-Fired Generation Station

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is proposing to add two 235 megawatt simple-cycle combustion turbines and six 18.8 megawatt reciprocal internal combustion engines to its gas-fired Pioneer Generation Station in McKenzie County, North Dakota to address increased demand from the rapid increase in development of computer server farm facilities that host data centers and cyroptocurrency...

Basin Electric to Invest in Transmission Line Projects

Basin Electric will invest nearly half a billion dollars to develop three projects: the East Loop transmission project, the Roundup-to-Kummer Ridge transmission line, and the East Fork substation. The projects are expected to be completed by 2024 and 2025 and will support load growth in both residential and commercial power loads.

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