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Details of Basin Electric Power

Name: Basin Electric Power (Visit Website)
State: North Dakota
Country: United States
City: Bismark
Company Description:
Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) is one of the largest electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives in the United States. We are the parent company of eight subsidiaries.

Corporate profile

A not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative incorporated in 1961 to provide supplemental power to a consortium of rural electric cooperatives
Diverse energy portfolio: coal, gas, oil, nuclear, distributed, and renewable energy, including wind power
Consumer owned by 134 member cooperative systems
Members' service territories comprise 540,000 square miles in nine states
By end of year 2012 Basin Electric will operate 4,737 megawatts (MW) of wholesale electric generating capacity and have 5,153 MW of capacity within its generation portfolio
Owns 2,165 miles and maintains 2,250 miles of high-voltage transmission, and owns and maintains equipment in 70 switchyards and 149 telecommunication sites
Serves 2.8 million electric consumers
Statistics updated March 13, 2012 for End of Year 2012.

Energy profile

Basin Electrics core business is generating and transmitting wholesale bulk electric power to customers, primarily to our 134 member rural electric systems, which are located in nine states: Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Our largest subsidiary, the for-profit Dakota Gasification Company, owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah, ND, which gasifies lignite coal and captures some of the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) and sends them to depleted Canadian oil fields for geologic sequestration.

Basin Electric will own 3,749 megawatts (MW) and operate 4,737 MW of electric generating capacity by end of year 2012 of which 987 MW is for participants of the Missouri Basin Power Project (MBPP), and 80 MW is jointly owned by Basin Electric and its Class A member, Corn Belt Power Cooperative, Humboldt, IA. Basin Electric's generation facilities are located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Minnesota and Iowa. Most of Basin Electric's baseload capacity comes from coal. Peaking facilities are oil or gas-based.

Basin Electrics total winter season generation capacity portfolio by end of year 2012 will be 5,153 MW. Of that, Basin Electric has purchased a total of 1,404 MW of electric generation capacity/energy, including 482 total MW of renewable energy of which 437.51 MW are wind energy, 44 MW are waste heat (known as recovered energy generation - REG) energy, and 690 kW is from flare-gas facilities in North Dakota. Our purchased power portfolio also includes 77 MW of nuclear energy.
Category: Energy Producers- Developers

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