The global movement to decarbonize the grid to combat climate change is upending long held views of the electricity system. As more solar and wind are added, the grid requires more flexibility and grid stability services. The “electrification of everything” puts additional strain on an already aging grid.
Where we’d be without microgrids
The global pandemic has brought a new awareness to low probability – high impact events. The stakes increase with the growing risk of operational disruption due to severe weather, wildfires, physical and cyber attacks, and other unforeseen threats. Microgrids provide crisis proofing for business resiliency by ensuring power is always available, even during extended grid outages.
The US investment gap for generation in the last decade, according to a recent report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The US investment gap for the distribution system along with $24.4B for transmission in the last decade, according to the ASCE.
Number of transmission-related outages voluntarily reported by utilities from 2014 to 2019 according to the ASCE – showing how the investment gap (the difference between investment trends and expected needs) contributes to a greater number of power interruptions.
Introducing the dual purpose microgrid
Where Energy Transition Meets Resiliency
A Vulnerable Grid
Provide ultra-clean, local electric resiliency to ensure business continuity during extended grid outages.
Leverage distributed energy to reduce costs, reduce operational risk, and ensure the safety of employees and the community.
Decarbonization & Electrification
Integrate local renewables and other distributed energy while providing grid support services during periods of grid stress.
Enchanted Rock resiliency microgrids are affordable protection from a changing environment.
Our systems can run independently in island mode for days to weeks or longer, something other options simply cannot do alone. Our managed microgrids integrate seamlessly with renewables and other existing technologies to optimize based on requirements for emissions, carbon footprint, cost performance, and available space. And we’re not stopping there…