NIPCO General Manager Matt Washburn led a caucus at the June meeting of the NIPCO Board of Directors to choose its representative to the Basin Electric Board of Directors. NIPCO's Board of Directors must elect its representative every three years. NIPCO is the District #4 Class A Member of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota. NIPCO purchases approximately eighty percent of its power supply from the Basin Electric.
North West REC Director Representative Tom Wagner has served as the NIPCO representative to the Basin Electric Board since 2017. Wagner joined the NIPCO Board of Directors in 2013 and is the acting Treasurer for the NIPCO Board. Wagner also serves as an officer on the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Board of Directors, being named to the position of chairman of the Dakota Gasification Company, a Basin Electric Power Cooperative subsidiary.
In a unanimous caucus vote, the NIPCO Board of Directors elected Tom Wagner to continue as the District #4 representative to the Basin Electric Board of Directors for a three-year term.