Headquarters Bismarck, ND
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1961
Type Company - Private
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Basin Electric is one of the largest electric generation and transmission cooperatives in the United States. We were created to provide reliable low-cost power for our members and today we serve 137 member cooperative systems in nine states from the Canadian border to the border of Mexico. We have a diverse energy portfolio that includes coal, gas, oil, nuclear, distributed... More

Mission: Basin Electric Power Cooperative will provide cost-effective wholesale energy along with products and services that support and unite rural America.

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We are a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative incorporated in 1961 to provide supplemental power to a consortium of rural electric cooperatives. Today we are 137 member cooperatives strong. Our member service territories comprise 540,000 square miles in nine states. By the end of year 2014, Basin Electric will operate 4,913 megawatts (MW) of wholesale electric generating capacity, and have 5,478 MW of capacity within its generation portfolio. We own 2,168 miles and maintain 2,253 miles of high-voltage transmission, and we own and maintain equipment in 70 switchyards and 149 telecommunication sites. We serve 2.85 million electric consumers.

Basin Electric Headquarters in Bismarck, North Dakota is the administrative hub of our parent and subsidiary companies, including the offices of Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), Dakota Coal Company (Dakota Coal), and Basin Telecommunications Inc. (BTInet).
Our core business is coal-based electric generation and transmission (G&T) with coal gasification, synthetic natural gas production, carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and transport, gas turbine generation, wind energy, waste heat (renewable) energy, and nuclear power expanding our energy portfolio.

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Pros: Basin has some of the best benefits out there and they truly appreciate their employees. There are many opportunities for advancement. Since Basin is cooperative, people always come first from employees to consumers. Although every business needs… Full Review

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No Offer – Interviewed in Beulah, ND Mar 2014 – Reviewed Apr 1, 2014

Interview Details – Applied in November 2013. Spoke with the hiring manager at my college's career fair and said he had my resume and asked about coming onsite for an interview. A few weeks later I received a call to set up the interview. They were very flexible in getting me down, as I was unable to make it when many…Full Interview

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Top 10 Young Professional Workplaces, Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network, 2013
Best Large Company to Work For, The Bismarck Tribune's Best of the Best - Readers' Choice, 2013
Best Large Company to Work For, The Bismarck Tribune's Best of the Best - Readers' Choice, 2014
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