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 …

Enchanted Rock Featured in Houston Business Journal

Enchanted Rock (ERock) was featured last month in a Houston Business Journal article. The article discusses ERock’s long-term agreement with Holly Hall Retirement Community to provide the On Demand Electric Reliability (ODER) service for Holly Hall’s Houston location. ERock will provide the backup power needed to make certain that the Holly Hall Retirement Community is a comfortable and safe place …

Texas City no longer at risk of being without water during a power outage [Press Release]

Houston, June 26, 2017 – A recent power outage in Texas City threatened Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA)’s ability to provide drinking water to the residents of Galveston County and surrounding areas as well as critical water supply to refineries and chemical plants. Enchanted Rock, Ltd. (ERock)’s combined 7.5 MW diesel system, commissioned during 2013 and 2014, carried GCWA’s load …

Enchanted Rock, Ltd. Diversifies into Retirement Homes

Enchanted Rock is pleased to announce that it has entered a long-term agreement with Holly Hall Retirement Community, providing ERock’s On Demand Electric Reliability service for Holly Hall’s Houston location. Holly Hall will receive backup power for their entire campus, meeting new senior living community regulations mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that require backup power that …

Enchanted Rock Featured in Microgrid Knowledge

Enchanted Rock (ERock) was featured last month in a Microgrid Knowledge article. The article discusses how ERock microgrids are thriving in today’s low average price power market due to their quick-response microgrids. ERock Microgrids Find Opportunity from Agility ERock offers customers highly reliable, ultra-clean, ultra-quiet natural gas backup power through their On Demand Electric Reliability (ODER) service. ERock’s microgrids respond …

Enchanted Rock at Microgrid Global Innovation Forum

Enchanted Rock attended the 4th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum in Washington, D.C. from May 16-17, 2017. Thomas McAndrew, Founding Partner, President, and CEO of Enchanted Rock participated as a speaker to discuss the value of microgrids in North America. Enchanted Rock’s Natural Gas System Thomas McAndrew spoke alongside other microgrid industry leaders and discussed Enchanted Rock’s history as well as …

World’s Largest Car Wash Powered by Enchanted Rock

Buc-ee’s is building what it calls “the world’s largest car wash” at its new Katy, Texas location. The store will boast a 255-foot long car wash that will serve its customer’s car washing needs. Enchanted Rock’s natural gas backup power systems will backup the car wash and the roughly 56,000-square-foot Buc-ee’s travel center. Buc-ee’s general counsel Jeff Nadalo shared that …

Governor Abbott Appoints Barber To The Texas Veterans Commission

“Kevin Barber of Houston is president and founder of 95 Bravo Resources, LLC, a wholesale energy services company, founder and principal of Veteran Energy, LLC, a retail electricity provider and business development lead for Enchanted Rock, Ltd.” Read Original Article