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 …

Hurricane Harvey Creates New Abnormal for the Electric Grid

Twenty-one convenience stores and gas stations in the Houston area remained open thanks to an unusual microgrid system designed by Enchanted Rock, which installs natural gas generators at commercial sites, aggregating it into virtual power plant microgrids. Read full story >

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 …