Wind and Solar Energy Systems

Sedgwick County Commissioners have scheduled a public forum for residents to provide input on land use related wind and solar energy systems in the county. The forum will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at the Sedgwick County Zoo Cargill Learning Center, 5555 Zoo Blvd.

Residents also have the option to leave comments related to wind and solar energy systems in an online forum. Comments will be accepted now through Friday, April 26.

During a public meeting on February 7, Commissioners voted to temporarily prohibit applications for wind and solar energy operations through a moratorium. This action will allow staff to conduct additional research and study for the development, consideration, and potential establishment of specific standards or regulations. The moratorium will temporarily prohibit the acceptance and processing of an application for a commercial wind or solar energy system until August 12, 2019. There are no current applications for such systems in Sedgwick County.

Commercial Wind and Solar Discussion 

Map of Commercial Wind and Solar Leases 

Video of Public Forum from March 28, 2019


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