Little Guy Shakes Up Midwest Power Grid with Wind Turbine

Iowa farmer battles to sell electricity to state power grid.

Published: 03-Jan-2004

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Forgive Greg Swecker if the icy wind raking his frozen cornfield leaves him bitter.

"That's money blowing away," he says, pining for dollars forever lost in a test of wills between the central Iowa farmer and the local electric cooperative.

He might be on the verge of a victory that stops those potential dollars from blowing away, one that will get his wind-powered turbine spinning by hooking it into an electrical grid.

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