Sedgwick County commissioners have voted to add another 90 days to a moratorium on large wind and solar projects in the county.
A six-month moratorium was imposed in February to allow the Metropolitan Area Planning Department to put together zoning regulations and requirements for wind farms and solar power facilities. Assistant county counselor Justin Waggoner told commissioners Wednesday that some recommendations have been developed, but they are not expected to go to the Wichita city council and the county commission until after August 12th, when the moratorium ends. Waggoner recommended extending the moratorium through November 10th, and if regulations are approved before that date, the moratorium would come to an end.
Commissioners voted unanimously to extend the moratorium.