Ameren tests software that could unlock future ‘transactive energy marketplace’

Renewable Energy World: Ameren is preparing to test a Canadian company’s software that could someday help usher in a radically different business model for the utility.

The software will simulate a “transactive energy marketplace” on the company’s microgrid in downstate Illinois. Eventually, the concept could allow Ameren customers to buy and sell power from each other in real-time or day-ahead markets.

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