2023 Basin Electric Annual Meeting: Know before you go

Before you attend Basin Electric’s 2023 Annual Membership Meeting which runs Aug. 15-16, here are a few helpful reminders.


As part of the Annual Meeting this year we are offering three tour opportunities:
  • New directors, managers, and staff orientation and tour
    An orientation and tour for new directors, managers, and staff will be offered in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. The orientation and tour will be held Aug. 15 from 7 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and leave from the Bismarck Event Center. Registration for this event is full, and information has been provided to attendees.  
  • Local tour
    A tour of the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperative new line school, Basin Electric's Transmission System Maintenance shop in Menoken, and Basin Electric's Headquarters for tours of the marketing floor and the security and response services dispatch area. There are two sessions available for the local tour on Aug. 15: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Both sessions will leave from the Bismarck Event Center. There is still limited availability to join. If interested, contact Registration@bepc.com.

Pre-Annual Meeting reception

This year’s reception will be held Aug. 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Basin Electric Headquarters, located at 1717 East Interstate Ave., Bismarck, North Dakota. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Shuttles for the reception

Shuttles will run continuously between Basin Electric Headquarters and the scheduled hotels. Visit our shuttle schedule page for more information. Parking will also be available for guests on the west side of the building. Please use the west parking lot entrance. Due to road construction in our area, travel time may take longer than anticipated. Visit our road construction page for additional details and suggested routes.


Prior to the meeting, be sure to check in at the registration desk to pick up your name badge and registration packet. Registration will open at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 16. The registration desk is located in the lobby area of the Bismarck Event Center exhibit hall.  


The meeting will be held at the Bismarck Event Center in the exhibit hall, located at 315 5th St., Bismarck, North Dakota.

A full-day meeting will convene Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m. A social and banquet will follow, beginning at 6 p.m.

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg will be this year’s keynote speaker. A native of Frederiksberg, Denmark, he is president of the think tank Copenhagen Consensus Center where he works with the world’s top economists to find and promote the most effective solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, from disease and hunger to climate and education.

Shuttles for the meeting

The shuttles will pick up and drop guests off at the Event Center's entrance on 5th Street at no charge. Visit our shuttle schedule page on basinelectric.com.

Parking will be available for guests on the west and south side of the Bismarck Event Center. Please use the E42 entrance doors on the west side.


Unable to attend the meeting in person? Watch the Annual Meeting livestream on basinelectric.com on Aug. 16.

Social Media

We love when you share social media updates about our Annual Meeting! When you do, remember to use the hashtag #Basin2023, especially when sharing photos on Instagram or posting on Facebook and Twitter.

Members-Only Meeting

Following the Annual Meeting, a Members-Only Meeting will be held the morning of Aug. 17. The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m. It will be a closed-door session for member directors, member managers, and member staff. Registration is required.

For assistance or questions related to this year’s meeting, please contact Terri Schuette at (701) 557-5065, Sarah Elder at (701) 557-5617, or email Registration@bepc.com.