Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., was presented the We Energies Directors Award of Excellence at the annual We Energies Supplier Appreciation Awards Reception in March in Pewaukee, Wis. This award is given to suppliers in recognition of outstanding performance in three or more points of the five points of We Energies' Star of Excellence: customer satisfaction, cost reduction, safety, innovation and supplier and workforce diversity.

BSE was recognized for cost reduction, safety, and supplier workforce diversity. “Not only did BSE deliver substantial cost savings, support our supplier diversity goal, they did all this with a perfect safety record,” said Gail Deveau, We Energies' director of Supply Chain.