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Air Traffic Control The Netherlands Deploys Active Power Solution to Support Emergency Power Infrastructure

Rapid Deployment, Space Efficiency Directly Addresses Customer Needs

Oct 15, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) --  Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of continuous power solutions and critical backup power systems, has deployed one of its PowerHouse systems, a continuous power solution, at the Air Traffic Control (ATC) center at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Schiphol-Oost, The Netherlands. The PowerHouse system was leased by the customer and deployed in the third quarter of 2012.

PowerHouse supports the emergency power infrastructure currently in place for the airport's ATC operations facility. The system is operating in standby and can instantaneously provide complete continuous power if the facility's emergency power systems fail or are taken offline for routine maintenance.

The deployment consists of a purpose built enclosure that contains all critical power infrastructure equipment including Active Power's high efficiency CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply), standby diesel generator, switchgear, base fuel tank, and controls and monitoring software.

"Space efficiency and speed to deployment were critical to the project," said Roland Gemein, facility engineer, at ATC The Netherlands. "The PowerHouse platform enabled us to quickly deploy 200 kW N+1 of complete power infrastructure outdoors as opposed to dedicating a substantial amount of time to a conventional brick and mortar build which simply wasn't feasible. We're able to utilize PowerHouse as an interim solution as we design and build out a more fixed system to support our emergency equipment. The compact solution was ideal for the challenges we were up against."

"Our PowerHouse product line is well suited for this type of application where the customer needs to deploy a complete power solution in a very short period of time," said Martin Olsen, vice president, Global Sales, at Active Power. "This project is a true testament to the system's flexibility and inherent benefits."

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical backup power systems that enable datacenters and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Active Power solutions are intelligently efficient, inherently reliable and economically green, providing environmental benefits and energy and space efficiencies to customers' financial benefit. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, supporting the deployment of systems in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

Active Power and CleanSource are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. The Active Power logo and PowerHouse are trademarks of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.