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Basin Electric is a not-for-profit membership cooperative. Directors serve on the boards of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Dakota Gasification Company, Dakota Coal Company, Montana Limestone Company, and Basin Cooperative Services.

Each director is elected and represents one of Basin Electric's membership districts. The directors have been elected to the boards of their local distribution systems and then, with the exception of District 9, to their respective intermediate generation and transmission systems. Districts 9 has no intermediate supplier and is served directly by Basin Electric.

Board members

WAYNE PELTIER President Basin Electric director since 2008 and electric cooperative board member since 1999.

KERMIT PEARSON Vice President Basin Electric director since 1997 and electric cooperative board member since 1981.

ALLEN THIESSEN Basin Electric director since 2012 and electric cooperative board member since 1986.

PAUL BAKER Basin Electric director since 2013 and electric cooperative board member since 1994. Serves as vice chairman of Dakota Coal/Montana Limestone boards.

MIKE MCQUISTION Basin Electric director since 2013 and electric cooperative board member since 1996. Serves as chairman on Dakota Gas board.

TROY PRESSER Basin Electric director since 2015 and electric cooperative board member since 2007. Serves as chairman on Dakota Coal/Montana Limestone boards.

DANIEL GLIKO, JR. Basin Electric director since 2017 and electric cooperative board member since 2001. Serves as treasurer on Dakota Gas board.

DAVID MESCHKE Basin Electric director since 2017 and electric cooperative board member since 2005. Serves as treasurer on the Dakota Coal/Montana Limestone boards.

TOM WAGNER Basin Electric director since 2017 and electric cooperative board member since 2005. Serves as vice chairman on Dakota Gas board.

CHARLES GILBERT Secretary/treasurer Basin Electric director since 2009 and electric cooperative director since 1997.

LEO BREKEL Assistant Secretary Basin Electric director since 2014 and electric cooperative board member since 1995.

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