One of ERock’s Valued Customers Sets Guinness World Record

One of Enchanted Rock’s valued customers, Buc-ee’s Ltd., will be awarded the Guinness World Record for world’s longest car wash. On November 16, Buc-ee’s will be recognized for its 225-foot-long car wash at its Katy location. This location sheltered first responders during Hurricane Harvey and is one of ten sites where ERock’s gensets are installed. ERock is proud to be …

Enchanted Rock at GTM US Power & Renewables Summit

Austin, TX – Enchanted Rock’s Thomas McAndrew, Participated on a panel discussing changing market fundamentals at Greentech Media’s inaugural U.S. Power & Renewables Summit. The summit drew an international crowd of energy sector participants to hear from industry leaders and experts. Actions in DC Creating Problems for Renewables The markets are working, said Thomas McAndrew, a founder of Texas distributed …

Why Solar Microgrids May Fall Short in Replacing the Caribbean’s Devastated Power Systems

After the destruction inflicted across the Caribbean by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, renewable energy advocates are calling for a rethink of the region’s devastated power systems. Houston-based microgrid developer Enchanted Rock advocates rugged microgrids supported by natural gas, which is cheaper and cleaner than diesel and may be more reliable than both diesel and solar during heavy weather. Enchanted Rock’s …

RELLIS Announces Public-Private Partnership with Enchanted Rock Ltd. for Microgrid Technology

The Texas A&M University System, one of the nation’s largest systems of higher education, has entered a long-term agreement with Houston-based Enchanted Rock, Ltd. (ERock) to provide ERock’s On Demand Electric Reliability service for the Texas A&M System RELLIS Campus in Bryan, TX. If RELLIS experiences a power outage, ERock’s natural gas resiliency microgrid will provide full electrical reliability for …

Houston-based Enchanted Rock, Ltd. to invest almost $8 million to build, install back up power at RELLIS

The Texas A&M University System has signed a deal with Houston-based Enchanted Rock, Ltd. to ensure its RELLIS Campus, located west of Bryan, will have a reliable source of backup power to support its current and forthcoming facilities. Enchanted rock will provide the 2,000-acre campus with what’s called a natural gas resiliency microgrid to provide full electrical reliability in the …

Houston microgrid company tapped for new Texas A&M campus

Houston-based Enchanted Rock Ltd.’s ability to speed through the environmental permitting process has won it a contract to build a microgrid for a new Texas A&M University System campus in a public-private partnership. Texas A&M got in contact midway through 2016 to ask the microgrid company to apply through a competitive RFP process around backup power supply to its new …

Harvey’s Devastation Shows the Need for Distributed Energy, Microgrids During Disasters

Harvey, the hurricane-turned-tropical depression that’s devastated the Texas Gulf Coast, has also driven home the value of off-grid energy systems, from backup generators to microgrids — and the dire results of failing to have them ready to prevent disasters. … Since Friday, 18 of H-E-B’s stores have successfully kept themselves up and running in this mode, feeding their generators from …

Microgrids pass crucial test for H-E-B during Harvey in Houston

Flooding and safety concerns caused the San Antonio-based grocery chain to close Houston-area stores on Aug. 27. H-E-B reported Aug. 28 that the company now has 63 stores in Houston and nearby cities open for business. Houston-based microgrid company Enchanted Rock installed natural gas generators at an H-E-B supermarket in Bay City over the past year. The generators allow the …

H E B considers adding microgrid technology to San Antonio area stores

Natural gas-fired generators that are keeping the lights on at H-E-B Grocery Co. stores in the Houston area may soon come to the retail grocer’s Alamo City locations. CPS Energy officials confirmed that H-E-B and Houston-based microgrid company Enchanted Rock Ltd. are seeking approval to add the generators to stores in San Antonio. The application is under review by CPS …

How this Houston microgrid company dealt with Harvey

For Houston-based Enchanted Rock Ltd., a Houston-based microgrid company, preparations for Hurricane Harvey didn’t begin just a week or two ahead of the Category 4 storm. It has been preparing for the moment that its new natural gas-fueled grids would be tested for about a year, said Thomas McAndrew, Enchanted Rock’s president and CEO. “Quite frankly, it was anticlimactic. As …