Reinventing Electrical Resiliency for the Retail and Distribution Industries
Businesses lose billions of dollars every year from loss of power, and consumers rely on the ready availability of goods such as food and other supplies. Retail and e-commerce logistics organizations, especially those providing grocery and food distribution, may use diesel backup generators as a safeguard, but these are expensive, unreliable, and not environmentally friendly.
In addition, the new normal means businesses are servicing a growing population while facing increasing power outages due to a greater occurrence of severe weather events and an aging electric grid, as well as potential cybersecurity and physical security threats.
For these reasons, microgrids offer retail and distribution a resiliency solution that ensures safe, reliable, and uninterrupted operations to maintain normal operations and keep communities safe in the event of a crisis. A microgrid can support a single grocery store, a distribution center, a business campus, a college campus, or military base. Microgrids are now more affordable than ever; in the resiliency as a service model, during idle times the microgrid may provide services to the grid which offset microgrid cost of ownership.
The Enchanted Rock Solution
The Enchanted Rock Electrical Resiliency-as-a-Service solution helps the retail and distribution industries reinvent how they approach electrical resiliency. We provide fully managed clean, natural gas-powered resiliency microgrids, support services, and flexible pricing options designed for fast, simple, and worry-free protection from extended grid outages. A partner you can trust, we have a proven track record of availability solutions at several dozen retail and distribution sites, backed by highly skilled personnel and advanced systems, resulting in predictable resiliency.
Decarbonizing Resilience with Natural Gas
Enchanted Rock’s natural gas fueled systems have cleaner local emissions than diesel by orders of magnitude with practically no run limitations – allowing large retail and distribution centers to support both resiliency and sustainability strategies while supporting the community. During crisis situations, natural gas is readily available when diesel refueling is not always possible. Our systems can use natural gas and renewable natural gas to reduce or eliminate carbon footprint.
- Ensure the safety of the community
- Replace unreliable, high emissions diesel systems
- Eliminate unplanned outages
- Reduce CapEx and OpEx
Microgrid Knowledge Report: Microgrids for the Retail Sector
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