Landowners in southwest Marathon county signed agreements to install large-scale wind turbines as early as 2021 with EDP Renewables North America, a Portuguese renewable energy company with North American headquarters in Houston. EDP has not released their plans or the number of participating landowners, but the project is expected to include 17-27 wind turbines. This will be EDP’s second project in Wisconsin after the 98 MW Quilt Block Wind Farm in Lafayette County.
The project was initially brought to the Marathon County Infrastructure Committee due to concerns about the weight of the turbines and current road agreements. Agreements with the county, and towns of Eau Pleine and Brighton have yet to be made. Additionally, Marathon county plans to schedule a Towns Association meeting so people can get more information and ask questions about the project. Wausau Daily Herald