SOURCE: Active Power

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June 23, 2016 09:00 ET

Active Power Offers First Ever "UPS-as-a-Service" Solution Through Burland Energy SA

Operators May Reduce Capital Investment and Asset Depreciation While Benefitting From 40 Percent Lower Operating Cost and Nine Times Less Carbon Emissions

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2016) -  To more effectively utilize capital and significantly reduce operating costs associated with electrical infrastructure, mission critical operators can now deploy Active Power's (NASDAQ: ACPW) flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) products and pay for the solution on a usage basis, potentially eliminating upfront capital expenditures through Burland Energy SA UPS-as-a-Service (UPSaaS) program. UPSaaS challenges the conventional approach to purchasing critical backup power equipment by offering conditioned power to customers based on a fixed rate per kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity conditioned by the UPS.

Active Power will sell its UPS products to Burland Energy, deliver and commission products at the UPSaaS customer's site and provide all after-sale services on behalf of Burland Energy. The promotion of the UPSaaS program will be coordinated by Active Power and Burland Energy through their existing sales networks.

"UPSaaS is a comprehensive power conditioning service," said Risto Thurén, president, at Burland Energy. "UPSaaS is not a traditional product financing program, but a simple extension to the utility bill. Unlike leasing arrangements, UPSaaS is provided as a service and as such could be treated as an operational expense. Our customers will receive fully conditioned, uninterruptible power at a fixed kWh price. With Active Power, we are extending the existing 'Everything-as-a Service (XaaS)' concept beyond software and platform solutions."

"The UPSaaS model makes for a compelling alternative to traditional capital equipment purchases, particularly as operators are challenged to do more with less -- less capital and operating spending, less downtime and less carbon emissions," said Todd Kiehn, vice president, Marketing and Modular Solutions, at Active Power. "Burland Energy innovative UPSaaS™ offering enables customers to deploy our CleanSource® UPS that lowers operating expenses, is 12 times less likely to fail and has 90 percent less carbon emissions compared to conventional products."

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About Burland Energy SA
Burland Energy SA is a Geneva based international business set up as an off shoot of Burland Technology Solutions in the UK. Burland Energy is the first business to offer mission critical power services in an "on demand" way with their UPSaaS™ program, targeted primarily at the data centre, industrial and healthcare sectors. For more information, visit www.burlandenergy.com.

Burland Energy SA Contact:
Risto Thurén
President
+41 22 354 01 84
risto.thuren@burlandenergy.com

About Active Power
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, modular infrastructure solutions (MIS), and energy storage products for mission critical and renewable applications worldwide. The company's products deliver 40 percent lower total cost of ownership, are proven 12 times less likely to fail and produce nine times less carbon emissions that conventional UPS products. With nearly 5,000 flywheels in systems deployed worldwide to date, Active Power has saved customers an estimated $225 million in electricity and battery replacement costs, reduced 850,000 metric tons of carbon emissions and prevented 16,000 metric tons of lead from being mined, smelted and deployed. Customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany and China, that support the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

Active Power, CleanSource and Driven by Motion are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. The Active Power logo is a trademark of Active Power, Inc.

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.