Pott. County officials put a temporary pause on developing solar regulations


Solar farm file photo

Pottawatomie County officials appear to be pumping the brakes on developing solar regulations, at least temporarily.

Members of both the county commission and planning commission agreed during a joint meeting Thursday, to pause the development of regulations. County Planner Stephan Metzger tells KMAN there are several components to the draft plan which have caused hesitation among county officials.

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There are also concerns from ag producers on disrupting some of the natural elements of the region.

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Metzger explains what’s attracting solar companies to Pottawatomie County.

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At least two solar companies are interested in expanding their operations into the county.

They will present at a yet to be determined meeting with county officials in August.


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