Midwest Independent System Operator

The Midwest’s Wind Energy Hub

The potential for wind power is greatest in middle America. But wind farms built there often have to send their electricity across several states to find the homes and businesses that need it. So how can energy from small-town wind turbines reach big city power sockets?

energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan got a rare look inside the Midwest power grid’s control room to meet the people harnessing wind’s power and moving it across the nation.