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Synfuels Plant’s DEF-inite production advantages bring in millions

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Telesz joins Lignite Energy Council, Montana-Dakota Utilities to talk about ESG factors

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OCI N.V., Dakota Gas, and Dyno Nobel announce three-year renewal of marketing agreement

Including OCI’s facility in Iowa and Dakota Gas' Great Plains Synfuels Plant in North Dakota, N-7’s industrial urea presence in North America...

Basin Electric, members discuss the value of cooperation at 2021 annual meeting

More than 800 member cooperative employees, directors, public officials, and utility representatives attended Basin Electric’s 2021 Annual Meeting...

Synfuels Plant’s DEF-inite production advantages bring in millions

The shift to producing an increased amount of DEF has had a significant financial impact for Dakota Gas .

Moody’s affirms Basin Electric’s ratings in October

Moody’s affirmed Basin Electric’s senior secured long-term rating of A3, and short-term rating of P-2, both with a stable outlook.

Basin Electric's Paul Sukut retires after 38 years at the cooperative

While Paul Sukut’s time as CEO features several flashy milestones, the decades he spent previously at Basin Electric are what shaped his time...

Talking with Todd Telesz

Todd Telesz joined Basin Electric on Sept, 1, 2021, as CEO & general manager. We asked him a few questions so we can get to know Basin Electric’s...

Great Plains Synfuels Plant's ability to shift production has meant millions for Dakota Gas this summer

In addition to increased demand and high prices on DEF, urea and natural gas prices have been higher than normal as well.

Telesz joins Lignite Energy Council, Montana-Dakota Utilities to talk about ESG factors

ESG are the three factors used by rating agencies, investors, and other stakeholders to measure the efforts and impact of a cooperative or company...

Maintenance work underway at Great Plains Synfuels Plant

All units are expected to be back in service by Oct. 30.

Daring to innovate: 60 years of ambition at Basin Electric

From environmental impacts to new ways to generate power, Basin Electric has a long history of prioritizing innovation and taking chances. Here’s a...

Former Basin Electric CEO Robert L. McPhail has died

Robert L. “Bob” McPhail, Basin Electric CEO and general manager from 1985-2000, died on Sept. 28.

No injuries, minimal damage after Antelope Valley Station fire

The plant was operating at normal production within hours of the fire.

S&P Global affirms Basin Electric’s ratings in August

S&P Global affirmed Basin Electric’s rating on Aug. 25, with a long-term senior secured rating as ‘A’ and a stable outlook.

Dakota Gas directors move forward with new carbon dioxide pipeline

Construction on the pipeline is expected to begin in October 2021.

Diesel exhaust fluid setting records at Great Plains Synfuels Plant

Production was about three times as much as a normal month.

Compressor repairs complete at Great Plains Synfuels Plant

Employees worked around the clock to replace the compressor rotor.

Great Plains Synfuels Plant potential to be largest coal-based carbon capture and storage project to use geologic storage

Synfuels Plant would also be first in the United States to use for both enhanced oil recovery and geologic storage.

Leland Olds Station employees participate in safety training

The confined space and rope rescue training was held at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

Directors approve Basin Electric and subsidiary financial forecasts for 2022-2031

The targeted consolidated margin for Basin Electric and subsidiaries is $70-75 million.

Basin Electric, Bakken Energy reach next step in potential sale of Synfuels Plant

As part of the agreement between Basin Electric and Bakken the Synfuels Plant will continue existing operations through 2025.

Great Plains Synfuels Plant hosts FBI agents

The agents toured the visitor’s center and took a driving tour of the facility.

DEF production increases to meet strong demand

As the market for DEF increased in early July, production at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant was shifted to making less granular urea so that...

Public Service Commission approves Dakota Carbon Pipeline

The Dakota Carbon Pipeline would be a 6.8-mile pipeline crossing land currently impacted by coal mining and reclamation activities.

2021 summer Member Managers Conference held July 21-22

The conference is held twice a year for Basin Electric and member cooperatives to work closely on issues.

Synfuels Plant employees reach significant safety record

Employees reached one million work hours without a lost-time incident.