AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2016) - Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) announced today that Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) has deployed an additional two megawatts of Active Power CleanSource® UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems at its campus in Portland, Oregon. These new flywheel UPS systems protect operating rooms and imaging equipment at Doernbecher Children's Hospital from downtime due to electrical interruption.
The equipment has performed flawlessly since startup six months ago during second phase build out of the facility's electrical room which was recently completed. The systems add to existing units already onsite, now totaling 15 flywheels providing nearly four megawatts of UPS capacity.
Patient care is OHSU's number one priority and even a minor electrical disturbance can pose a significant threat to the safety and well-being of its patients. When selecting a UPS system, OHSU debated between flywheel technology as well as conventional battery and rotary based solutions. The health care organization ultimately chose to deploy Active Power's integrated flywheel UPS due to its superior reliability and battery-free design, resulting in lower costs over the life of the system. The solution also aligned with the hospital's environmental sustainability program.
"Doernbecher Children's Hospital sees on average nearly 300,000 patients in a given year so the slightest power disturbance can have drastic consequences," said Chuck Pratt, utilities electrical coordinator, at OHSU. "We needed a backup power solution that simply will not fail when called upon. We pride ourselves on being Oregon's number one health care facility, providing our patients with the latest technology available. Active Power's flywheel UPS not only protects our operating rooms and diagnostic equipment from electrical disturbances, but does so in an affordable and sustainable way."
"We are excited to be aligned with OHSU and the extraordinary care they offer their patients," said Todd Kiehn, vice president, Marketing and Modular Solutions, at Active Power. "Our flywheel UPS systems are an ideal fit for the specific demands of health care applications, offering superior reliability, higher operating efficiencies and a much lower total cost of ownership than competitive offerings. Our overall value proposition, bolstered by what we believe is the industry's leading total cost of ownership profile, enables hospitals like OHSU to meet and surpass their performance requirements as well as their green initiatives."
To learn more about the profound advantages of Active Power's UPS products specific to health care environments or to view relevant case studies and whitepapers, go to http://www.activepower.com/health-care-solutions/.
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About Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
OHSU is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon's only public academic health center. It serves patients throughout the region with a Level 1 trauma center and nationally recognized Doernbecher Children's Hospital. OHSU operates dental, medical, nursing and pharmacy schools that rank high both in research funding and in meeting the university's social mission. OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute helped pioneer personalized medicine through a discovery that identified how to shut down cells that enable cancer to grow without harming healthy ones. OHSU Brain Institute scientists are nationally recognized for discoveries that have led to a better understanding of Alzheimer's disease and new treatments for Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke. OHSU's Casey Eye Institute is a global leader in ophthalmic imaging, and in clinical trials related to eye disease.
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 than 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.
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