What a novel idea.
For the past four years, Utah State University business professors Ed Stafford and Cathy Hartman have lived and breathed wind power. Now their efforts are about to pay off.That's right, Chris Cannon's district is looking at solutions like this, instead of say, shale oil or offshore drilling. Evidently they didn't listen when he said shale was the answer.
At the end of the month, Utah’s first commercial wind power plant is set to begin generating electricity — thanks to the duo’s efforts.
When Spanish Fork’s nine turbines start turning, they will send 18.9 megawatts of energy to Rocky Mountain Power. At its peak output, the project will be able to power more than 19,000 homes, the equivalent of 74 percent of Spanish Fork’s energy needs.