HOUSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Enchanted Rock Ltd. (“ERock”) and Texas Microgrid LLC (“Texas Microgrid”) announced today a long-term service agreement with Buc-ee’s Ltd. (“Buc-ee’s”) to provide back-up power to ten stores, with the intent to serve all Buc-ee’s current and future locations. Buc-ee’s, a leader in the convenience store industry and pioneer of the modern travel center, operates 32 locations throughout Texas with some travel centers approaching 70,000 square feet and 120 fueling positions.
“We are very happy to join the Buc-ee’s family and help ensure that Buc-ee’s continues to provide the quality of service and products their customers have come to expect and support the surrounding communities they serve during power outages.”
Through ERock’s unique and proprietary natural-gas powered microgrid design, Texas Microgrid will provide a sufficient amount of electrical reliability to cover the energy needs of an entire Buc-ee’s store when utility power is unavailable.
“Buc-ee’s is excited to be working with Enchanted Rock. Their reliability microgrid solution will allow Buc-ee’s to ensure critical service is available to travelers and customers from surrounding communities during weather related emergencies like those commonly experienced in Texas,” said Jeff Nadalo, Buc-ee’s General Counsel.
ERock’s On Demand Electric Reliability℠ service allows customers to pay only a small fraction of the installation cost of a standard reliability microgrid system. The structure of the offering shifts the performance risk to the operator and owner of the assets allowing customers to focus their time and capital on their core business.
“We are very happy to join the Buc-ee’s family and help ensure that Buc-ee’s continues to provide the quality of service and products their customers have come to expect and support the surrounding communities they serve during power outages.” – Robert Cauthen III, Enchanted Rock Chief Operating Officer
About Enchanted Rock
Founded in 2006, ERock 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 over 67 MW of customer microgrids in the Greater Houston Area and 160 MW of grid reliability distributed generation sites across Texas. ERock continues to expand its customer microgrids expertise and through Texas Microgrid is building and operating over 60 MW of natural gas generation across Texas. ERock is the only company in Texas with a demonstrated track record in all areas of microgrids and distributed power including electrical interconnection, energy market integration, control technologies, construction, and asset operations and maintenance. For more information, visit www.erockhold.com.
About Texas Microgrid
Texas Microgrid is a partnership between Basalt Infrastructure Partners and ERock. The company has closed over 60 MW in new customer deals and continues to expand its gas-fired microgrid portfolio.
Beef jerky, ICEEs, homemade fudge, and freshly prepared brisket sandwiches from the Texas Roundup© are just a handful of the items you will find at Buc-ee’s. For more than three decades, Buc-ee’s has operated Texas-sized convenience stores and travel centers. Buc-ee’s iconic beaver logo is universally associated with tasty food offerings, numerous fuel pumps, great customer service, and award-winning clean bathrooms. Founded by Don Wasek and Arch “Beaver” Aplin, III in 1982, Buc-ee’s has grown from its roots in Lake Jackson, Texas to locations throughout Texas. Within the next three years Buc-ee’s expects to have locations outside of Texas. For more information, visit www.buc-ees.com.
Basalt is an infrastructure equity investment fund focusing on investments in utilities, energy and transport infrastructure in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information on Basalt please visit www.basaltinfra.com.