Each year, as part of their youth education program, Dakota Valley Electric and Basin Electric Power Cooperative offer assistance to school districts wishing to tour the Antelope Valley coal-based generating plant, the Coteau Freedom coal mine and the Great Plains coal gasification plant, which are all located near Beulah in western North Dakota.
This year’s day-long tour was April 11, 2013 and included about 50 students from Edgeley, Ellendale and Kulm. This tour is part of the schools’ instruction.
In his thank-you card, Seth writes: “Thank you for the meal money. It went to good use. Also for the visiting of the coal mine. It was very interesting.”
Dakota Valley Electric sponsors the evening meal for the students and their chaperones. Basin provides the noon luncheon and the school provides transportation. The food, according to the thank-you cards, is one of the most beloved parts. *Smile*
Contact us to learn more about the tours: 1-800-342-4671.