S&C and Ameren conduct 24-hour islanding test on Illinois microgrid

By Michelle Froese Ameren Corporation, a Midwest-based utility, and S&C Electric Company, a smart grid provider that’s shaping the future of power delivery, conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test this month at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois. Islanding is the condition in which a distributed generator continues to power a location even though electrical grid power is no longer present. Microgrids allow for intentional islanding.
The full islanding test can be seen here, indicating when the battery was being discharged, and when renewable generation was used.
The microgrid in Champaign is one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America,

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