The story of Utah's first wind farm makes for a fascinating film documentary. It will be screened as part of the Community Wind Across America conferences in the Rocky Mountain region.
“Wind Uprising” is a documentary film that chronicles the trail-blazing journey of two Utah natives to develop their state’s first wind project. Winner of the Seven Summits Award at the Mountain Film Festival (February 2010), the film tells the inspiring story of a wind entrepreneur and an engineer, detailing the roadblocks and solutions to the common market, policy, and community issues that arise in developing energy development. It provides important ideas for policymakers, regulators, and residents about how they encourage wind power development in their communities.
“Wind Uprising” was created by professors Cathy Hartman and Edwin Stafford, of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, and Michelle Nunez of GreenTech Films.
Hartman and Stafford are part of the Center for the Market Diffusion of Renewable Energy and Clean Technology and have engaged with local grassroots and entrepreneurial efforts to jumpstart wind development in Utah. They recognized the historic significance in this story in that it illustrates how success of clean energy hinges on not only establishing markets for utilities, but also building social movements in communities.