Enchanted Rock, Ltd. Names Allan Schurr to New Chief Commercial Officer Role

Enchanted Rock, Ltd. (ERock), the leader in “reliability as a service” microgrids, today announced that Allan Schurr has joined as Chief Commercial Officer. Schurr brings extensive experience in go-to-market for innovative energy solutions with focus on distributed energy and new business models. Schurr will be responsible for direct sales, corporate and product marketing, and channel sales functions. “In our digital …

More Opportunity for Microgrids as Texas Coal Plants Retire

ERock is prepared to provide additional support to the grid this summer, as the buffer between supply and demand narrows. ERCOT strives to keep its planning reserve margin at a minimum of 13.75 percent of peak electricity demand, however it only forecasts 9.3 percent for this summer. Due to a number of old and uneconomical coal plants announcing their plans …

Enchanted Rock Expands Senior Living Portfolio

Houston based Enchanted Rock Ltd. has added its second Houston senior living facility to its growing base of microgrids. The company has reached an agreement with Tradition Senior Living LP to build a microgrid around the new Tradition campus underway on Buffalo Speedway. Buffalo Enchanted Rock is able to get involved in the process during the campus’ initial construction, it’s …

ERock Announces Long-Term Agreement with Tradition Senior Living

Tradition Senior Living, LP (Tradition) has entered into a long-term agreement with Houston-based Texas Microgrid LLC (TMG) to provide Enchanted Rock’s (ERock) On Demand Electric Reliability service for Tradition’s newest campus, The Tradition-Buffalo Speedway in Houston, Texas. The project will be funded by Basalt Infrastructure Partners via TMG, a Texas-based project company. ERock specializes in resiliency microgrids, and will provide electrical backup …

FERC Decision Opens Door for Microgrid Industry

An important decision was reached by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Monday, January 8th, when they ruled against a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would have provided cost recovery for coal and nuclear plants that keep  fuel on site. The NOPR, filed by the Department of Energy (DOE), cited grid resiliency as the reason to keep these …

Regulators Want to Know If Georgia Power Considered a Microgrid for the Atlanta Airport

The power outage at the Atlanta airport on December 17th has many people wondering why the busiest airport in the world doesn’t have reliable backup power. Regulators advocate for the use of microgrids to ensure that a power outage as crippling as this one doesn’t happen again. ERock’s CEO, Thomas McAndrew, discusses the importance of structuring the financial deal on …

GTM Broadens Their Definition of Microgrid to Include Enchanted Rock

Basic microgrids, or microgrids that have only one source of distributed energy, are now included in GTM’s microgrid definition. With this broadened definition that now includes Enchanted Rock, GTM predicts the microgrid capacity to grow from 3.2 GW to 6.5 GW by 2022. New ownership models from ERock and other companies are contributing to the growth of the industry and …

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 …