Sure Power Corp. opens new offices in Southern California and Denver

DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 14, 2001 — Sure Power Corporation, a provider of onsite electricity generation systems, has opened new offices in Newport Beach, Calif. and Denver.

Sure Power supplies on-site, primary power generation systems delivering computer-grade electricity and round-the-clock cooling to businesses including data centers, telecom hotels, high-tech manufacturing operations and utilities. Its systems provide 99.9999 percent (six nines) availability over 20 years – a figure considered by probabilistic risk assessment experts to be close to failure proof.

Sure Power’s systems can operate indefinitely without any reliance on the existing utility grid. Its patent-pending designs, which utilize a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Devices) architecture and a proprietary DC bus system, are available in several configurations from a few hundred kilowatts to tens of megawatts. The systems provide better economic value than the traditional, grid-plus-back-up systems that were created before the era of 7×24 real-time information processing.

“With southern California and Denver being high-technology and telecommunications hot spots, there is an obvious demand not only for energy, but for ultra-reliable energy,” said Whit Allen, vice president of sales at Sure Power Corp. “Opening these new offices solidifies Sure Power’s ability to leverage and develop relationships with companies in these markets by offering non-stop, high-quality electricity.”

To ensure the success of these two new offices, Sure Power has appointed experienced management to spearhead each location. the Newport Beach office, Jeff Cerny brings to Sure Power 12 years experience in the high-tech communications infrastructure industry, including a strong background in engineering and construction sales. As the director of business development, Cerny will be primarily responsible for directing the Company’s efforts towards partnerships with industry leaders, while helping to enhance exposure in markets where independent, highly-reliable, primary power sources are a necessity. Prior to joining Sure Power, Cerny worked as an electrical engineer and sales coordinator for Fluor Corporation, expanding its telecommunications business unit. Throughout his career, he has held various positions taking on progressive responsibilities. Cerny holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston.

the Denver-area office, Dustin Smith will assume the role of project development manager. Smith has more than ten years of multidiscipline design and construction experience and has been involved in the programming, design and construction of commercial/retail, industrial, and institutional facilities across the country. Before joining Sure Power, Smith served as senior project manager at the Denver Facilities Division of Carter & Burgess, Inc., where he was responsible for managing as well as expanding all existing Colorado based telecommunications clients and related projects. He has also worked for the energy giant Enron as a project developer in the company’s energy services division. Smith holds a bachelor of engineering and technology from Oklahoma State University.

About Sure Power Corporation

Sure Power Corporation, a privately-held company located in Danbury, Conn., has applied the principle of RAID architecture (or the Redundant Array of Independent Devices) to the generation of electrical power. Its sophisticated systems incorporate multiple generators such as turbines, fuel cells and gas reciprocating engines into patent-pending configurations that do not depend on any individual component to operate. As a result, Sure Power can guarantee 99.9999 percent energy reliability and computer-grade electricity, a one percent chance of failure over 20 years, while delivering an economic advantage over conventional back-up technologies.

Its systems provide users such as data centers, Web hosting hotels, high-tech manufacturing operations and energy utilities with substantially increased uptime, allowing for higher revenues and fewer unexpected losses. The company has partnerships with both High-Point Rendel and R.W. Beck in the construction, planning and engineering of its systems. More information about Sure Power Corporation can be found at www.surepowersystem.com.

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