For Immediate Release
May 17, 2019
Kate Flavin


Movement continues on wind and solar energy guidelines

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission’s (MAPC) sub-committee, Advanced Plans, recently discussed options for wind and solar energy operations in Sedgwick County. Options range from leaving the code unchanged, adopting development standards or banning one or both types of facilities from the entire county, or limiting them to certain areas.

The Committee will discuss the topic again on June 6. MAPC will review the proposal and options that afternoon.

Commissioners approved a resolution establishing a temporary prohibition of wind and solar energy zoning applications in February. The moratorium will temporarily prohibit the acceptance and processing of an application for a commercial wind or solar energy system until August 12, 2019.