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 …

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 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 …