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WCA Educational Webinar: The Evolving World of Energy Production and the County Role in Approval and Citing

The renewable energy sector has seen massive investments and growth in the past decade and this growth is only expected to continue going forward. While a county’s authority to regulate approval, siting and other factors for solar and wind energy systems is limited by state law, counties still have an important role to play in the regulatory approval and siting process.

Given the anticipated growth of solar and wind projects in Wisconsin, it is important that counties review existing ordinances (or consider enacting a new ordinance if one is not already in place) regulating solar and wind facilities to the extent permissible under state law.

Join this WCA Educational Webinar, with presentations from attorneys with von Briesen & Roper, s.c., for an overview of county approval and siting authority for solar and wind energy facilities, and steps that your county can take to be prepared when new projects are proposed in your county.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND — County board chairs, executives, administrators, administrative coordinators, county clerks, county supervisors, corporation counsels, as well as all other interested parties.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE —After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

ZOOM PLATFORM —You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or webinar. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account before the meeting, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting. Upon entry, each attendee will be muted. If you wish to ask a question, please use the Q&A feature to type in your question.

Q&A DURING THE MEETING —During the meeting, you may use the Q&A feature to ask a question at anytime. At the end of the call, your questions will be addressed.

Please note that this webinar is for informational purposes and is not individualized legal advice. County officials should always consult with their corporation counsels.

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