Ameren and S&C Electric invite Microgrid 2018 attendees to tour the Ameren Microgrid, a complex cybersecure microgrid, which is now live and operating adjacent to the University of Illinois in Champaign. This special tour will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
The Ameren microgrid can produce up to 1,475 kW to power residential and commercial customers. The microgrid consists of natural gas generators, battery energy storage, a microgrid control system, and solar and wind generation. Ameren’s microgrid is the first in North America to be created while on live customer loads and have a seamless transition. The tour will take guests across a 5-acre property and behind the scenes of the microgrid project.
Ameren is the first utility to install a military-grade cybersecure microgrid controller, which is manufactured by S&C Electric subsidiary IPERC. Called the GridMaster, it is the only microgrid controller that has obtained an Authority to Operate (ATO) from the Department of Defense.
In addition to its cybersecurity features, the Ameren microgrid achieves two other technology firsts:
This tour is being provided courtesy of S&C Electric on Thursday, May 10.
Ameren Microgrid Demonstration Tour
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