Enchanted Rock, a leading resiliency microgrid company, today announced that its Founder and CEO, Thomas McAndrew, has been named to the 2021 Environment+Energy Leader 100, an annual “best of” list of environment and energy professionals.
With increasing severe weather events, an aging power grid infrastructure, and the threat of physical and cyber-attacks to the grid, the need for reliable, back-up power continues to grow. In 2006, McAndrew, a U.S. Nuclear Navy veteran, founded Enchanted Rock with a mission to address this challenge for the commercial and industrial market.
McAndrew patented a natural gas/renewable gas-powered, dual-purpose, microgrid that ensures power resiliency while offering grid stability services in support of increasing renewable energy sources. Most recently, Enchanted Rock was able to support its customers throughout hurricane season – keeping the lights on during 376 power outages that would have caused a cumulative 938.52 hours of outages.
This model has proven successful in providing affordable, clean resiliency to critical infrastructure that may not have had the capital to otherwise participate, while also providing much needed support for the taxed power grid.
Beyond supporting customers and their surrounding communities, McAndrew is focused on educating the energy workforce of the future. As a veteran, he makes it a priority to provide employment opportunities for other veterans. Approximately 30% of Enchanted Rock’s employees are veterans.
“The Honorees on the annual list show groundbreaking work and dedication to the field of sustainability and energy management,” says Paul Nastu, President of Environment+Energy Leader. “We’re thrilled to recognize this year’s Honorees and congratulate all who made the list.”
Now in its fifth year, the annual Environment+Energy Leader 100 recognizes those environment and energy “doers” who break trail in creating new solutions, programs, platforms, best practices and products to help their companies – or other companies – achieve greater success in commercial and industrial environment and energy management. It doesn’t just celebrate the C-suite, but also those top managers and in-the-trenches team members who are working diligently behind the scenes and shaping the industry. See this year’s honorees and past honorees here: https://www.environmentalleader.com/ee-100-honorees/.
Nominations for the E+E 100 are made by Environment+Energy Leader (www.environmentenergyleader.com) readers and others that work in the industry, are vetted and then Environment+Energy Leader team and a select group of advisors from the industry make the final Honoree selections.
About Enchanted Rock
At Enchanted Rock, our mission is making sure the power is on for our customers. Our Managed Power Resiliency solution has reinvented how organizations ensure power resiliency with fully managed, clean microgrids. We provide patented advanced technology, support services, and flexible pricing options designed for fast, simple, and worry-free protection from grid outages lasting from minutes to weeks so our customers can focus on their core business. High availability solutions, backed by skilled personnel, result in low risk, predictable resiliency. To learn more about the Enchanted Rock Managed Power Resiliency solution, visit www.enchantedrock.com or visit us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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