Microgrids: Possible Solution to Overloaded Texas Power Grid

Microgrids: Possible Solution to Overloaded Texas Power Grid

The power outages in February left all of us worried about the reliability of the Texas power grid. One possible solution being looked at is increasing the number of microgrids. A microgrid can be a natural gas generator or other power source that provides backup...

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How Distributed Energy Can Harden the Texas Power Grid

How Distributed Energy Can Harden the Texas Power Grid

Another solution is to turn to natural-gas-powered microgrids. That’s how Enchanted Rock managed to cover 97.3 percent of the outage-hours of its 200-plus Texas commercial and industrial customers over the course of February’s disaster, according to Allan Schurr, the...

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Backup Generation Booms as Electric Reliability is Rattled

Backup Generation Booms as Electric Reliability is Rattled

Enchanted Rock, a 100-person backup generation company in Houston, powered 94 H-E-B stores in Texas during the freeze, said Allan Schurr, its chief commercial officer. The company’s generators fueled one store in Hutto for 101 consecutive hours, keeping lights on and...

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Texas on the Verge of an Energy Catastrophe: How Microgrids are Helping

ComEd Taps Enchanted Rock for Bronzeville Microgrid

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has selected Enchanted Rock to provide 5.5 MW in dispatchable natural gas-fired generation to support the Bronzeville community microgrid under development in Chicago. “Enchanted Rock will help us ensure the Bronzeville microgrid provides...

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Data Centers and Resiliency: Debunking the Common Myths

Data Centers and Resiliency: Debunking the Common Myths

While data centers have always been considered critical infrastructure, recent events are creating a new awareness of how they affect all corners of our economy. We as a global economy are in the midst of an explosion in the need for data access and connectivity -...

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