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Plans Unveiled for 200-MW Energy Storage Facility in Kansas

Concurrent LLC, an independent power producer and energy storage developer, recently unveiled plans for an energy storage project in Halstead, Kansas.

The project has a planned capacity of 200 megawatts and up to 800 megawatt-hours.

Concurrent said that it has submitted a transmission-level battery energy storage system interconnection application to the Southwest Power Pool for the project, Tallgrass Prairie Energy Center.

Ethan Reimer, Halstead’s City Manager, said “The City of Halstead is excited to enter into a lease-purchase option agreement with Concurrent for land in the Halstead Industrial Park. This agreement allows for both the city and the developer to thoroughly investigate and determine whether the proposed future Tallgrass Prairie Energy Center is best suited to be located in our industrial park while providing an immediate economic benefit to our city.”

The lithium-Ion battery facility will interconnect into investor-owned Evergy’s transmission system. The project is expected to be commercially operational by early 2027.

Halstead is a member of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency.

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