Members approve resolution regarding Dakota Gas at Annual Meeting

An updated resolution regarding Basin Electric subsidiary Dakota Gasification Company was approved by the membership at Basin Electric’s 2020 Annual Meeting on Nov. 4.

The updated resolution now reads: Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) will continue to make the necessary business decisions in order to eliminate Dakota Gas’ adverse financial impacts on its members.

According to Jean Schafer, Basin Electric senior legislative representative, when the 2020 Resolutions Committee reviewed the 2019 resolutions it was determined that the resolution addressing Dakota Gas had been edited over the years and was no longer formatted in the form of a resolution, but more like a description.

Sample language was provided by Basin Electric Class A members East River Electric Power Cooperative and Members 1st Power Cooperative, and Basin Electric staff merged those two proposals into a new resolution for consideration. This new resolution was approved unanimously by the Resolution Committee at its Nov. 2 meeting then approved by the membership at the Annual Meeting.