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As western North Dakota continues to grow and develop, energy companies are expanding to provide electricity.

This month one of Basin Electric's peaking stations, will begin commercial operation. This means the turbine will add additional power to the area, and will be able to support the transmission system in northwest North Dakota.

"By the year 2025 we're going to need about 1,600 megawatts of additional capacity for our entire system serving nine states. The load in the Bakken of that 1,600 megawatts the load in the Bakken is between 1,000 and 12 hundred megawatts so the majority of our load growth is in northeast Montana and northwest North Dakota," says Curt Pearson, Basin Electric.

Basin electric is also expanding its Lonesome Creek Station which is west of Watford City. The company is waiting on permitting approval from the Public Service Commission to start construction.

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