Basin Electric Power Cooperative generates and transmits wholesale bulk electric power to customers primarily in its 140-member rural electric located in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. It produces the majority of power used by alliance members KEM, Mor-Gran-Sou, Roughrider, and Slope Electric Cooperatives.
Basin Electric’s largest subsidiary, Dakota Gasification Company, owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah, N.D., which gasifies lignite coal and captures some of the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), and sends them to produce several value-added products.
Basin Electric will own 4,208 megawatts (MW) and operate 5,189 MW of electric generating capability by end of the year 2020. Its electric generation facilities are located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Iowa. Most of Basin Electric's baseload capacity comes from coal. Peaking facilities are oil or natural gas-based.
For information, visit https://www.basinelectric.com.