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Longer rail spur means increased efficiency at Dakota Gas

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A family tradition: three generations at Dakota Gas

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Longer rail spur means increased efficiency at Dakota Gas

Due to load demand, Dakota Gas recently expanded its existing rail spur to make way for two additional rail cars.

Basin Electric, members discuss the strength of the cooperative at 2022 Annual Meeting

The meeting focused on the many benefits of being part of Basin Electric’s cooperative family.

A family tradition: three generations at Dakota Gas

“Sometimes a job can be looked at as just that, but in reality, a job at Dakota Gas has provided for generations for the Carr family, and working...

Former Basin Electric spokesperson honored by Lignite Energy Council

Joan Dietz received the award during LEC's annual meeting on Sept. 28. 

Dakota Gas helps fill demand for beverage-grade carbon dioxide

Since 2020, Dakota Gas has produced enough product for its customers who then sell it to water treatment plants, as carbonation for beverages, and...

How We Serve: Asset Management and Commodity Strategy

The “How We Serve” series highlights employees and their work group and explains how they serve our members every day.

Dakota Gasification Company receives award from BNSF Railway

The Product Stewardship Award is given annually by BNSF Railway to honor customers for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail.

Basin Electric hosts the South Dakota Rural Electric Association's Youth Excursion

Basin Electric hosted the South Dakota Rural Electric Association’s Youth Excursion, including 14 high school students sponsored by electric...

Students awarded scholarships through Basin Electric’s annual program

This year, 167 students in the region have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year, thanks to Basin Electric Power...

Basin Electric employee participates on carbon capture panel

Tyler Hamman participated in a panel discussion about how carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) supports existing energy...

Quick thinking by DGC teams lessen impacts of fire

The quick actions of Operations, Electrical and Instrumentation, and Protection Services helped minimize damage and prevent injuries.

Basin Electric CEO and General Manager Todd Telesz tours generation facilities

When Todd Telesz took the position of Basin Electric’s sixth-ever CEO and general manager, he committed to visiting Basin Electric’s plant sites...

No injuries, isolated damage reported after fire at Dakota Gas

The plant remained in operation, though at a reduced rate, throughout the entire incident.

Antelope Valley Station employees get creative in moving coal

When a fire occurred at Antelope Valley Station last September, there was some damage to the L1 chute that brings in the coal fines from Dakota...

Storage facility permit application submitted for carbon dioxide sequestration project

The application describes the project and demonstrates compliance with applicable rules and regulations for geologic storage of carbon dioxide in...

Carbon dioxide sequestration project is a milestone in Basin Electric's environmental efforts

The project is a step toward North Dakota’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

Public open house scheduled for Great Plains Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Project

A presentation by the project team will begin at 6:30 p.m., with time reserved at its conclusion for small group and one-on-one conversations.

Dakota Gas shifts carbon dioxide sales to fulfill supply shortage

Recently, the Synfuels Plant sent higher volumes of its CO2 to a Canadian customer that was struggling to get the supply it needed. The customer...

Dakota Gas marks first sale of new product

Dakota Gasification Company’s Great Plains Synfuels Plant is now producing and selling a new product at its urea facility. The new product, a 40%...

Cracking the code: Carbon sequestration project will benefit environment, co-op

Basin Electric is embarking on an innovative project that will benefit the environment by sequestering and permanently storing carbon dioxide from...

Directors authorize early amortization of up to $77.2 million

The expense deferral was initially made in 2018 following a write down of the non-fertilizer assets at Dakota Gasification Company.

Basin Electric department undergoes reorganization

Becky Kern was promoted to vice president of Resource Planning and Rates, and Valerie Weigel was promoted to vice president of Asset Management and...

Directors approve 2022 budgets

The consolidated after-tax income for Basin Electric and its subsidiaries is estimated to be $76.1 million, with revenue deferral estimated at $15...

North Dakota Industrial Commission awards funding for proposed hydrogen project at Dakota Gas

A $10 million grant and $80 million loan will come from the state’s Clean Sustainable Energy Fund.

Seismic testing underway for carbon dioxide sequestration project

Seismic surveys are a tool geologists and geophysicists use to understand subsurface geology by looking at rock layers miles under the ground.

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