Ameren Illinois is working to build a smarter power grid in Taylorville and across the state to help keep customers light’s on when something goes wrong. The company recently installed new devices known as an IntelliRupter to better manage the flow of electricity in the city.
George Justice, Ameren Illinois Division Director covering Taylorville says the IntelliRupters minimize the amount of time customers are without electricity, and possibly prevent a loss of power altogether
Justice said the devices can detect where a problem has occurred, and re-route electricity to minimize the impact of that problem.
Ultimately these devices can lead to large reductions in affected customers during an outage.
Ultimately Ameren aims to build a better power grid and reduce the number of power interruptions for it’s customers.