Basin Electric Power Cooperative was organized in 1961 and East River and its members were among the driving forces to organize Basin Electric. East River’s President Art Jones of Britton was named president of Basin. Five years later, Basin’s first generating plant, Leland Olds Unit 1, began operations. Later that year, the city of Elk Point became the first municipal electric system to join East River.
East River Electric Cooperative
PO Box 227
Madison, , SD 57042