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Electric Cooperatives among Top 100 Coops Per Report

The National Cooperative Bank has released its “2015 Co-op 100 List,” which includes 17 electric cooperatives from around the country.  Among the electric cooperatives to make the list are Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Seminole Electric Cooperative.  Overall the 17 electric cooperatives accounted for approximately 7 percent of the total annual...

G&T Coop Set to Debut Major New Transmission Line

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is in the process of building an electric “super avenue” to help serve the Bakken formation.  Although the area is not growing as fast as it once was, it will still continue to see increases in demand for electric service.  The 340kv “super avenue” is a $350 million investment and will be critical to the ability of cooperatives to serve the Bakken in...

Integrated Test Center to be Located at Basin Electric’s Dry Creek Station

Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s (Basic Electric) Dry Fork Station near Gillette, WY will be home to the new Integrated Test Center (ITC).  The research at the ITC will lead to new opportunities in petrochemicals and other commercial uses for carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.  Mike Easley, Chairman of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, says: “We have a real...

North Dakota PSC Approves Permits for Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Infrastructure Projects

On April 29 the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) approved permits for three infrastructure projects. Those projects undertaken by Basin Electric Power Cooperative will cost a combined $445 million.  They involve expansion of two gas powered power stations, as well as a new transmission line.  According to Randy Christmann, Commissioner of the North Dakota PSC, the projects...

Coops Pleased as EPA Reaffirms NDDH Plan to Reduce Regional Air Pollution

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Basin Electric Power Cooperative received good news last week as the EPA reaffirmed the plan of North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) to reduce regional haze and ruled that the equipment of both plants meets all environmental requirements.  NDDH’s plan must be updated again in 2018 and then again every several years until 2064.  Please click here to...

Basin Electric Focuses on Long-Term Needs as Oil and Gas Prices Remain Low

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) continues to focus on the long-term needs of its members, particularly those active in the Bakken oil and gas fields, as oil and gas prices remain low.  Energy price declines remain ongoing, but Basin Electric is looking at new projects to ensure reliable service to the region for the foreseeable future. Click here to read more.

North Dakota Coop Prepared for Increased Demand

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is prepared for the forecasted demand increase prompted by drilling and energy production and new housing and commercial development in the region.  Click here for more information.

Basin Adds Two Wind Projects to Portfolio

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin) has entered into power purchase agreements with two new wind farms in North Dakota.  Basin says the combined generating capacity of the agreements is 300 MWs.  To read more please click here.

Basin Electric Slated to Purchase New Wind Generation

The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved construction of a new 172-MW wind farm to be located in the western area of the state.  Basin Electric Power Coop (Basin Electric) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for the full output of the $240 million project being built by Antelope Hills Wind Project LLC. Antelope Hills is aiming for a late 2015 in-service date. ...

Southwest Power Pool to Integrate Basin Electric

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted a proposal from Southwest Power Pool (SPP) to significantly expand its geographic footprint in the Upper Great Plains region of the United States.  SPP’s proposal includes the integration of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a portion of the Western Area Power Administration and Heartland Consumers Power District into SPP. ...

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