Active Power receives $3.5 million order for power quality products

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12, 2003 — Active Power Inc., a manufacturer of battery-free power quality products, received orders for the installation of over 7 MVA of continuous power systems to be executed in phases through 1H2004. Shipment and installation of the first system has been completed.

One of the largest printers and manufacturers of paper products and packaging materials in Africa will use Active Power’s CleanSource® technology to ensure seamless operation of its manufacturing facility. As companies with sensitive process equipment know, clean, uninterrupted power is essential to maximizing output and minimizing downtime.

Using Active Power’s CleanSource UPS systems will help the company maintain its edge by eliminating problems related to costly power disturbances. Active Power was awarded this contract over traditional battery-based UPS systems due to the following unique benefits of its CleanSource UPS products:

* Ability to operate in ambient temperatures of 0 degrees-40 degrees C
* Small footprint enabling installation directly on the manufacturing floor
* Power factor and active harmonic correction that reduce energy costs
* Unlimited charge-discharge cycles ensuring low operating costs in a poor power quality environment
* Complete integration of UPS, back-up generator & switchgear providing 24x7x365 clean, continuous power

“An order of this size, in this region, represents a significant step forward for Active Power,” said Joe Pinkerton, Chairman and CEO of Active Power. “Our battery-free UPS systems are particularly well suited for large industrial sites located in regions that experience frequent outages. The harsh environment and high power requirements of these large factories make battery-based UPS systems unattractive. With the recent launch of our new megawatt-class UPS, we are well positioned to capture a larger slice of this industrial market in 2004.”

With over 500 units installed worldwide and more than 7 million hours of field operation, Active Power’s products are a proven alternative to problematic battery-based systems. CleanSource battery-free technology uses the kinetic energy from a constantly spinning steel flywheel to eliminate the need for problematic lead acid battery-based systems.

Active Power has the broadest range of battery-free power quality solutions: the CleanSource DC product line, which is compatible with all leading UPS brands and is available in the 100-2000kW range, and the CleanSource UPS product family, available from 65kVA to 3600kVA.

For more information visit, e-mail or call 512-836-6464.

About Active Power:

Active Power, Inc. ( designs, manufactures and markets battery-free power quality products that provide the consistent, reliable electric power required by today’s digital economy. An ISO 9001-registered company, Active Power is the first to commercialize a flywheel energy storage system, CleanSource® that provides a highly reliable, low cost and non-toxic replacement for lead-acid batteries used in conventional power quality installations.

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