Ameren unveils one of North America’s most advanced microgrids

By Michelle Froese As part of its commitment to innovation and building a smarter, clean energy infrastructure, Ameren Corporation announced completion of one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. Ameren built the microgrid facility to test monitoring and control methods for aggregating clean, renewable energy sources from wind, solar, and natural gas – with advanced automation and battery storage.
Ameren says its microgrid is one of the few in the world that operate at utility-scale voltages, between 4 kV and 34.5 kV, with multiple levels of control.
The $5 million facility, located at Ameren’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) adjacent to the

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