Unplanned or unexpected power outages in the Dallas-Fort Worth increased due to factors such as increasingly frequent and severe weather events, an aging network and interruptions due to major community construction. Due to the increased automation of operations at Ben E. Keith Beverages facilities, outages as short as five minutes could result in lengthy and costly delays. Also, for beverages that require cold storage at certain temperatures, extended network outages are not an option.
“While efforts have been made to improve the quality and reliability of our electric utility, we want to be prepared for any future outages that may occur at this location and protect ourselves against potential business closures due to ‘a loss of public service,’ said Jon Thompson, vice president of operations for Ben. E. Keith Drinks. “We were drawn to Enchanted Rock by their experience of helping other great Texas operations maintain power while others experience outages and interruptions in operation. In addition to increased resiliency, we are excited about the cleaner, quieter performance of these natural gas generators.”
Based at Houston, TX, Enchanted Rock provides electric resilience as a service with natural gas-fired reliability microgrids that exceed the nation’s toughest emission requirements. By fully managing and monitoring the microgrid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Enchanted Rock will provide worry-free reliability to Ben E. Keith Beverages’ largest distribution center. The iROC model provides full resiliency at a fraction of the cost of a standard reliability system, while producing less than one-tenth the emissions of traditional diesel standby systems.
“We want to make sure this iconic company can focus on its nationally respected distribution operations without having to worry about power outages,” said Ken Cowan, Senior Vice President of Sales at Enchanted Rock. “Our Power Resilience-as-a-Service model provides peace of mind for Ben E.Keith, especially with their impressive focus on automating their complex operations. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our services are not only reliable, but also more sustainable.”
About Enchanted Rock
Founded in 2006, Enchanted Rock is a leader in power resiliency as a service, powering businesses, critical infrastructure and communities to ensure operational continuity during unexpected power outages due to extreme weather, power outages infrastructure, cyberattacks and other network disruptions. Enchanted Rock’s dual-use microgrids use natural gas and renewable natural gas (RNG) offsets to produce significantly lower carbon emissions and air pollutants than diesel generators, capable of achieving resilience with net zero emissions. Additionally, the company’s end-to-end microgrid software solution, GraniteEcosystem™, provides 24/7/365 real-time system monitoring and optimization, including forecasting of power market conditions. to ensure reliable, worry-free power to customers. For more information, please visit www.enchantedrock.com or visit Twitter Where LinkedIn.
About the Ben E. Keith Company:
Ben E. Keith Company, established in Fort Worth, TX in 1906, began selling Anheuser-Busch products in 1928. Today, the Beverage Division of Ben E. Keith Company is the third largest independent beer wholesaler in the nation. With fourteen sales and distribution centers, the company operates throughout the state of Texas and distributes imported beers, craft beers, spirits, wine products and soft drinks. The food division is the nation’s fifth-largest wide-range foodservice distributor and operates today with nine divisions shipping to fifteen states across the country. For more information, please visit www.benekeith.com.
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