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Hearing scheduled for Bakken power plant expansion

Next week the North Dakota Public Service Commission will host a public meeting regarding a proposed expansion of the Pioneer Generation Station in Williams County, reports the Grand Forks Herald. The facility’s operator, Basin Electric, has proposed to expand the facility located 15 miles northwest of Williston in order to address the increasing electricity demands for the area surrounding the ...

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Basin Electric buying power from 2 new wind farms

BISMARCK, N.D. — Basin Electric Power Cooperative has signed deals to buy power from two new wind farms in western North Dakota, the Bismarck-based utility announced Wednesday. Terms have not been disclosed. Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources is developing the Dickinson Wind Energy Center near Richardton, and Kansas-based Tradewind Energy will be developing the Lindahl Wind Project near Tioga. The Richardton ...

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Basin Electric power plant sets safety milestone

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BISMARCK, N.D.— Basin Electric Power Cooperative says one of its coal-fired plants has reached of milestone of 2.5 million work hours without a major injury. Basin Electric is based in Bismarck. The company says its Leland Olds power plant in western North Dakota reached the milestone this month. The plant has 166 workers. The company says the safety record dates ...

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Power line through battlefield study area could get state’s blessing today

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By Mike Nowatzki BISMARCK — A controversial plan to run about 200 miles of high-voltage power lines across part of western North Dakota — including the study area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers — could win the blessing of state utility regulators Wednesday, with some conditions. Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s transmission line would run from its ...

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PSC approves Lonesome Creek Station expansion to help meet western N.D.’s energy needs

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By Mike Nowatzki  BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission gave Basin Electric Power Cooperative the thumbs-up Wednesday to expand its Lonesome Creek Station near Watford City, while also cautioning that it’s not a long-term solution for meeting the western region’s growing energy needs. Basin Electric plans to add two 45-megawatt, natural gas-fired combustion turbines at the station’s existing 160-acre ...

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Oil production counties at the top of ND list

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — High-paying jobs in North Dakota‘s booming oil patch helped bump the state’s average annual wage by 10 percent last year to nearly $46,000 though the state continues to lag behind the national average, a Job Service analysis showed. “We’re seeing pretty incredible increases,” Job Service North Dakota research analyst Michael Ziesch said Wednesday. “We’re slightly behind ...

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Basin Electric Power Cooperative proposes Killdeer Mountain powerlines

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BISMARCK — A power company is planning to build electrical transmission lines and a substation in the area of a historical 1864 battle between Army soldiers and American Indians in what is now western North Dakota. An alliance seeking to protect the environment and history of the Killdeer Mountains already is battling oil drilling there, and member Rob Sand calls ...

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