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Motivated by the incredible access he has through his father, David, the CEO of a Vermont electric utility and a growing presence on the national energy scene, Derek Hallquist decided to make a film about power and the ways it is generated, transmitted, consumed, and misused. David is obsessed with transforming the very foundation of power distribution in the United State: the Grid, an outdated, inefficient means of delivering energy. Together, father and son film at coal plants, walk through wind farms, visit Congress, and reveal fundamental flaws in America's energy system. But what begins as a straightforward exploration of energy use and abuse is soon derailed by a staggering family secret.