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Active Power to Showcase Green Critical Power Solutions at China Eco Expo
Jun 18, 2007 (10:06 AM EDT)


AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Active Power, Inc. , inventor and manufacturer of the most reliable and energy-efficient critical power systems in the world, continues to strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific region, playing a major role at the China Eco Expo, being held in Beijing, June 21-24, 2007, at the China International Exhibition Center. Active Power has partnered with the China Power Supply Society (CPSS), the country's largest academic and business association of companies dedicated to the power industry, to host an industry seminar a day prior to the show for key executives and engineers. The company will also maintain a booth during all three days of the show, demonstrating its energy-efficient, highly reliable and green flywheel-based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems.

"We're excited to be involved in such a high profile show in a strategically important market for Active Power," said Jim Clishem, CEO and president of Active Power. "With the opening of our Tokyo office in March, we are positioned to participate in and win many future deals in the Asia Pacific territories. Our power-dense, integrated flywheel technology provides consistent, predictable performance, making Active Power's UPS system an extremely compelling solution for those enterprises that need to implement a consistent and highly reliable power infrastructure. The fact our solutions are green also make them extremely attractive in a region that is highly conscious of the potential impact to the environment."

The need for field proven, energy-efficient UPS systems are critical, particularly as China's digital economy continues to grow at an increasingly rapid rate. Power abnormalities such as surges, sags and outages cost the Chinese economy approximately $5 billion annually, according to a March 2007 report by Frost and Sullivan on the Chinese UPS market. The report points to the prospect of an insufficient power grid and that this market driver will "continue to create incentives for deploying UPS systems."

Active Power and the CPSS anticipate more than 100 participants to attend the seminar with top officials from various Chinese market sectors including financial, government, media, military, telecommunications, utility and other industry trade groups. The seminar will highlight next generation flywheel-based UPS systems and explore with the audience the many facets in deploying and planning a highly robust, secure power system for mission critical applications. The chairman of China's Power System Society and officers from the China Ministry of Information Industry are also slated to make a presentation. Following the seminar, Active Power will demonstrate its integrated, flywheel-based UPS systems at the China Eco Expo, the largest and most influential event for the environmental market with an anticipated attendance of more than 60,000 attendees. Participants include stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.

Active Power has deployed more than 1,600 of its flywheel-based UPS systems to date with installations in more than 40 countries on six continents. With more than 27 million hours of runtime, the company protects mission critical operations at data centers, airports, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, broadcast stations and governmental agencies. Active Power's UPS systems perform at efficiency levels of up to 98 percent, which reduces energy consumption for customers as compared to 90 percent energy efficiency with a conventional, battery based UPS system.

About Active Power

Active Power http://www.activepower.com provides efficient, reliable and green critical power solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to enable business continuity in the event of power disturbances. Founded in 1992, Active Power's flywheel-based UPS systems protect critical operations in data centers, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, broadcast stations and governmental agencies in more than 40 countries. Active Power also offers CoolAir, the only solution that provides both backup power and backup cooling. With expert power system engineers and worldwide services and support, Active Power ensures organizations have the power to perform. For more information, please 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.

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CONTACT: Investors, John Penver, Chief Financial Officer, +1-512-744-9243, jpenver@activepower.com, or Media, Lee Higgins, Public Relations Manager,+1-512-744-9488, , both of Active Power, Inc.

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