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February 04, 2016 09:00 ET

Hydro66 Deploys Active Power Flywheel UPS at 100 Percent Hydroelectric Data Center

Battery-Free, High Efficiency Design Makes CleanSource® HD UPS Ideal Solution for Sustainably-Designed Data Center

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2016) - To align with its sustainability initiatives and to help reduce costs for its customers, Hydro66 selected Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), a manufacturer of flywheel energy storage solutions for mission critical and renewable applications worldwide, to provide critical power protection to its new hydro-powered colocation data center in northern Sweden.

The British-based colocation provider deployed Active Power's CleanSource HD UPS system at its nearly 11,000 square foot data center in Boden, Sweden, located 50 miles from the Arctic Circle. The system conditions incoming power and protects the facility's IT infrastructure from electrical interruption. The enterprise hosting facility was built for eco-conscious customers, is powered entirely by renewable energy from a nearby hydroelectric dam and utilizes free-air cooling year-around.

"When designing our facility, we took a hard look at why data centers are so inefficient and then rewrote the rule book," said Christiaan Keet, Chief Technology Officer, at Hydro66. "We were very particular and deliberate about only selecting sustainable products, so we knew a UPS system with lead acid batteries was not in line with our green initiative. We selected Active Power's ultra-green UPS over others due to its high operating efficiencies and scalability."

"We're excited to be aligned with Hydro66 and what they offer to their customers -- colocation services optimized for cost, carbon footprint, security and connectivity," said RJ Adleman, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, at Active Power. "Our flywheel UPS product is an ideal solution for data centers and other mission critical operations that leverage carbon free electricity generation to power their facilities. The solution eliminates the environmental issues associated with conventional lead acid batteries, while providing superior reliability and a lower total cost of ownership."

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About Hydro66
Hydro66 is a company dedicated to offering disruptive colocation hosting services dramatically reducing the impact companies have on the environment whilst running power hungry IT services and simultaneously lowering their operational costs compared to traditional data centres in Europe, USA and Asia Pacific region. Offering wholesale and retail capacity in state-of-the-art data centres, that combine unrivalled power availability, free-air cooling for 350 days a year, coupled with diverse fibre connectivity, gives an ideal solution for mission critical hosting such as secure backup, second site disaster recovery, cloud based applications, HPC and multi-media rendering. Read more: www.hydro66.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 an unmatched combination of total cost of ownership, reliability and sustainability for leading organizations around the world. 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.

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