Going Big on Renewable Natural Gas for Microgrids

Going Big on Renewable Natural Gas for Microgrids

Renewable natural gas, or RNG, is emerging as a new frontier for microgrids and a way to resolve one of the industry’s core dilemmas. How can it assure the lights stay on without relying on fossil fuels? Business models are just beginning to emerge for renewable fuel...

read more
What to Include in Your Business Backup Power Plan

What to Include in Your Business Backup Power Plan

“The grid continues to be stressed from increased demand, an aging infrastructure, the growing adoption of electric transportation, and adoption of renewables,” Allan Schurr, chief commercial officer of microgrid specialist Enchanted Rock, told EnergyTech. “These...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Going Big on Renewable Natural Gas for Microgrids

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...

read more