A small town in America has switched to using 100% wind power for all their energy needs.
“What’s interesting is my husband is in the oil business but that’s alright, we’re thrilled to have wind energy here. As Americans we need to get more independent,” Rock Port resident Kim Bunton said.
“It’s a big deal,” Project Director Eric Chamberlain said. “It’s a big deal for renewable energy and it’s a big deal to be energy independent.”
Chamberlain was born and raised in Rock Port.
“What we’re celebrating is that the wind farm in Rock Port can produce more energy each year than what this community uses, and that has never been done before,” Chamberlain said.
And that’s why everyone showed up. From the celebration and speeches downtown to the city’s power plant, the guy who made it all happen explained what it is all about.
“What we’re showing here is the city is producing 2 megawatts more than they need, so in essence, this meter is running backwards,” Chamberlain said.