DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 15, 2002 — In a move that spotlights Sure Power Corporation’s business success, the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership (CQIA) will honor the company with a 2002 Gold Innovation Prize.
The prize will be awarded at the CQIA 15th Annual Conference on Quality and Innovation, October 17, Southbury Hilton Hotel.
The CQIA – a non-profit group of business people, educators, healthy care executives and government officials from across the state – selected Sure Power for the honor based on its onsite power systems, which can be used as an alternative to conventional grid-based electricity.
According to the CQIA, the 15-year old Connecticut Quality Improvement Awards are America’s oldest statewide quality awards. The organization reports that it received 110 award applications this year from 36 cities and towns across the state.
“Being lauded for the quality of our efforts is extremely gratifying,” said Bill Frederick, CEO of Sure Power Corp. “We see this award as a real endorsement of our truly innovative power system design.”
Sure Power’s systems produce what the company calls “24-by-7-by-forever” computer-grade electricity through a patented architecture of multiple power generation devices, including fuel cells, gas reciprocating engines and turbines. The systems utilize “distributed-generation” technology that can be located directly at a user’s premises.
Moreover, the environmentally friendly systems operate independently of the utility grid, freeing up electricity resources for residential and community use, which is especially valuable in power-constricted regions like southwestern Connecticut. They also ensure a user’s ability to operate if the utility grid is crippled by terrorist attack.
About Sure Power Corp.
Sure Power delivers highly reliable electrical and thermal energy to mission-critical operations such as data centers, high-tech manufacturing facilities and R&D laboratories.
The patented SurePower® system, which guarantees 99.9999 percent long-term availability of computer-grade electricity (equivalent to a 1 percent chance of failure in 20 years), is a point-of-use energy center that incorporates multiple generators such as turbines, fuel cells and gas reciprocating engines into standard combined heat and power (CHP) configurations.
The efficient Sure Power® system delivers better economic value and environmental leadership than traditional “utility grid plus backup power solutions.” Sure Power provides users with substantially increased uptime, allowing for higher revenues and fewer unexpected losses.
Source: Sure Power Corporation