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Stage

Private Equity - II | Alive

Total Raised

$35.08M

Last Raised

$23.58M | 3 yrs ago

About Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock builds and operates cost-effective microgrids that help companies manage physical and financial risk associated with electricity. The company is responsible for the design, project management, installation, and commissioning of customer microgrids in the Greater Houston Area, and grid reliability distributed generation systems across Texas.

Enchanted Rock Headquarter Location

1113 Vine Street Suite 239

Houston, Texas, 77002,

United States

713-993-7377

Latest Enchanted Rock News

Dual Purpose Microgrids Provide Resilience and Grid Stability

Nov 23, 2021

The introduction of renewable energy technologies to the grid “represents more than just a migration to cleaner energy technologies,” according to Enchanted Rock. It “changes the grid composition to be more dependent on highly variable resources such as solar and wind,” which can lead to challenges with both grid stability and reliability. The increasing number of electric vehicles in the U.S. market will also add to those challenges. Dual purpose microgrids can provide a resilient solution. The paper explains that while the U.S. power grid is reliable compared to many places in the world, the country is lagging behind other industrialized nations. The authors use the February 2021 extended outage in Texas as a prime example saying, “the damage to the Texas economy was on par with a Category 5 hurricane.” “Dual purpose microgrids are local power systems that offer sustained resiliency services to customer sites to survive long duration power outages, but which also provide support services to the larger grid and wholesale markets, which reduces the overall cost of each of these services.” – Enchanted Rock, “ Enhancing Resiliency for the Energy Transition “ Enchanted Rock had a fleet of dual purpose microgrids in the state at the time of the outage. They report that without them, “143 customers, many of which are considered critical facilities, would have had outages lasting for as long as 4 consecutive days. All told, these dual purpose microgrids operated in support of onsite resilience and provision of grid services for the larger ERCOT grid network support for 8 consecutive days.” The authors explain how dual purpose microgrids work, saying that they “do not compete with grid supplied power, but instead displace our historical reliance on backup diesel generators, which represent one of the most polluting of all power generation options.” They also generate a new revenue stream by supporting the wider grid during times of crisis. Enchanted Rock also discusses the energy transition and shifting energy infrastructure priorities in the paper and how modular dual purpose microgrids can serve commercial and industrial customers, communities, and the larger electric grid. Data centers have a role in enabling agrotech. And a new white paper from QTS focuses on this role. Small, remotely managed edge data centers will provide the proximity to rural areas to handle latency-sensitive, locally cached data requirements. Get the new report that explores how agrotech can help farmers be successful today and into the future. Get this PDF emailed to you. Email* Email Me This PDF We always respect your privacy and we never sell or rent our list to third parties. By downloading this White Paper you are agreeing to our terms of service . You can opt out at any time. DCF Spotlight

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Expert Collections containing Enchanted Rock

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Enchanted Rock is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Grid and Utility.

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Grid and Utility

251 items

This collection includes companies that are working on software and hardware to improve grids, utilizing new pricing models, and developing microgrids.

Enchanted Rock Patents

Enchanted Rock has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Analog circuits
  • Electric power conversion
  • Electrical engineering
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

6/29/2016

6/30/2020

Electrical generators, Electric power conversion, Electrical engineering, Engine technology, Analog circuits

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Application Date

6/29/2016

Grant Date

6/30/2020

Title

Related Topics

Electrical generators, Electric power conversion, Electrical engineering, Engine technology, Analog circuits

Status

Grant

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