At a Glance

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is a consumer-owned, regional generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative providing wholesale power to member rural electric systems in nine states. The following statistics are for end-of-year (EOY) 2019.

generation resource portfolio
  • Capability chart indicates only generation owned by Basin Electric or purchased power longer than three years.
  • Maximum capability in megawatts (MW)

Committed Projects 2020 and beyond

Date of Completion Name Units Capability in Megawatts Owner/Seller Contract End Date (if Purchased)
2020 Burke Wind Project 89 turbines 200 NextEra Energy 2050
2023 Aurora Wind Project TBD 142 Tradewind Energy 2045
  Total 342 megawatts  


System Joint Ownership Basin Electric Owned Basin Electric Maintained
Southwest Power Pool Southwest Power Pool members 1,859 1,828
Common Use System Basin Electric, Black Hills Power, Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) 279 346
MBPP System Basin Electric, Tri-State G&T, WMPA, MRES, Lincoln Electric, Heartland Consumers Power District 288 302
Other   43 59
Basin Electric Total 2,469 2,535