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 …

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 …