HOUSTON, July 18, 2023 – Enchanted Rock, the leading provider of electrical resiliency microgrids, is thrilled to announce that its dual-purpose microgrids have been honored with the prestigious Top Product of the Year Award in the Environment + Energy Leader Awards. This accolade recognizes Enchanted Rock as an exemplary leader that is making great strides in energy and environmental management.
“We are proud to be recognized for our innovation and dedication to addressing both the causes and effects of climate change,” said Thomas McAndrew, Enchanted Rock’s CEO. “With the increased occurrence and severity of extreme weather, power reliability is essential for a resilient climate future, and our clean microgrids can ensure communities and organizations are on track to meet their sustainability goals.”
The dual-purpose microgrids deliver benefits by being able to operate in two modes: as onsite backup power during grid outages and as grid support to provide fast ramping generation in periods of grid stress. Enchanted Rock’s patented gensets are integrated with the company’s proprietary end-to-end software, GraniteEcosystem™, which integrates connectivity, data collection, asset and market analytics, and business process automation. In addition to supporting customers during power outages, when the microgrids are not being used for onsite generation, the team at Enchanted Rock utilizes information from GraniteEcosystem to optimize microgrid dispatch to help stabilize the grid. Additionally, by using natural gas and renewable natural gas (RNG) offsets to fuel the microgrids, Enchanted Rock’s solution delivers ultra-high resiliency with reduced or net-zero carbon emissions and significantly lower local air pollutants than traditional diesel-fueled generators.
When discussing Enchanted Rock’s solutions’ qualities and achievements, one judge remarked, “I like this because it combines energy reliability, which is a big concern for energy intensive sectors, like data centers and hospitals, with using low to zero GHG emissions energy source to ensure reliability.” Another judge added, “This product is highly useful because it takes existing structures and stakeholders and repurposes them in a way that benefits all.”
The Environment + Energy Leader Awards commends excellence in products and projects that deliver significant energy and environmental benefits. Sarah Roberts, Co-President of E+E Leader, emphasized the rigorous selection process, stating, “This year’s entrants had to surpass an exceptionally high bar to qualify for an award, thanks to a seasoned and discerning judging panel as well as stringent judging criteria.”
About Enchanted Rock
Founded in 2006, Enchanted Rock is the national leader in electrical resiliency-as-a-service, powering companies, critical infrastructure and communities to ensure business continuity during unexpected power outages from extreme weather, infrastructure failures, cyberattacks and other grid disruptions. Enchanted Rock’s dual-purpose microgrids use natural gas and renewable natural gas (RNG) to produce significantly lower carbon emissions and air pollutants than diesel generators, capable of achieving resiliency with net-zero emissions. Additionally, the company’s end-to-end microgrid software platform, GraniteEcosystem™, provides real-time 24/7/365 system monitoring and optimization, including forecasting of electricity market conditions to provide grid support services and ensuring cost effective and worry-free reliable power to customers. For more information, please visit www.enchantedrock.com or visit Twitter or LinkedIn.
About the Environment + Energy Leader Awards:
For over a decade, the Environment + Energy Leader Awards have celebrated excellence in the world of environmental, sustainability and energy management. Award recipients are acknowledged as industry leaders, and featuring a Top Project or Top Product of the Year Award badge signifies their outstanding contributions.
Companies seeking sustainable and energy management solutions trust that E+E Product of the Year Award winners offer a comprehensive array of vetted products to guide their decision-making. Project of the Year Award winners exemplify how sustainability and energy management projects can successfully enhance the profitability of other companies.