Ameren Illinois is investing in the future by offering on-grid testing services for entities who wish to develop new products, services or business models. Smart grid technologies include automation, remote control, information processing, distributed resources and two-way communications. This new service will provide the necessary infrastructure for application testing of new smart grid technologies.
Ameren Illinois is committed to an open, objective and reliable process to receive, review and qualify proposals for the Smart Grid Test Bed. While the Company reserves its right to approve or reject an application based on its sole discretion, the following process and criteria will guide us all:
Ameren Illinois' testing infrastructure will provide applicants with the ability to connect their new products onto a live electric distribution system. The testing infrastructure includes 12,470 volt, 7,200 volt and 120/240 volt locations where application devices will be connected to provide the testing capabilities.
Ameren Illinois is developing additional testing infrastructure to provide applications with the ability to connect their new products onto live 69,000 volt systems as well as an additional 12,470 volt live electric distribution system in a partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.