More often than not, the Midwest is thought of for its vast open prairies rather than technology or innovation. However, The Department of Energy says our topography actually primes MidWest to be a leader in clean technology. The Heartland’s strong, steady breezes makes it the most promising region in the country for producing wind power. But can rural wind farms produce enough energy to power large cities hundreds, potentially thousands of miles away?
energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan takes an interesting look at the Midwest power grid, explores its potential and explores the communities harnessing wind’s power and moving it across the nation.