Construction begins on solar project set to provide electricity to Basin Electric membership

A new solar project is on its way to providing affordable, renewable electricity to Basin Electric’s members.

The Wild Springs Solar Project, a 128-megawatt project in Pennington County, South Dakota, began construction Jan. 10. Basin Electric will purchase 114 megawatts of the output.

The project, owned and operated by National Grid Renewables, is the largest solar project to be built in South Dakota.

“This project is a result of the cooperative’s continuing goal of providing a diverse mix of cost-effective energy for our members,” said Becky Kern, Basin Electric vice president of Resource Planning and Rates. 

Basin Electric has plans to bring on more than 150 megawatts of solar capability within the next two years. See a list of committed projects under the About Us section of

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