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BCS Data Center Project of the Year Utilizes Active Power's Modular
Power Solution to Achieve Award Winning Architecture 
ARM Cambridge Data Center Recognized at 2012 UK IT Industry Awards
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 --  Active Power (NASDAQ:
ACPW), manufacturer of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems and
modular infrastructure solutions, announced ARM, a United Kingdom
based semiconductor and software design firm, has deployed and is
operating one of its PowerHouse(TM) modules at ARM's EUHPC (high
performance compute) data center in Cambridge, England. 2bm Ltd
served as the turnkey design and build provider and Active Power's
customer on the project. 
To meet ARM's limited available build space and aggressive deployment
schedule, Active Power delivered all critical power equipment in two
purpose built enclosures via its PowerHouse platform. The first
container combines Active Power's high efficiency CleanSource(R) 1500
kVA UPS system, switchgear, and monitoring and controls software. The
second enclosure consists of two redundant standby diesel engines
each rated at 2 MVA and Active Power's proprietary GenSTART(TM)
generator starting modules. 
With its leading energy and space efficiencies, low capital and
operating expenses, and rapid deployment capability, the complete
containerized infrastructure solution enabled ARM to optimize their
data center for availability, efficiency, and sustainability and
achieve its most forward thinking design.  
This innovative design was most recently recognized as Data Center
Project of the Year at the 2012 UK IT Industry Awards on Nov. 14,
2012. Hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing,
the award acknowledged the data center as the most outstanding IT
project over the last year. The annual award is presented to
organizations who have achieved exceptional results through
outstanding project implementation.  
"Active Power's PowerHouse solution enabled ARM to meet its technical
and schedule requirements and be incredibly innovative in how it
designed and built this data center," said Gordon Smith, Director,
Design and Build, for 2bm. "This unconventional approach to power
infrastructure design helped ARM, in part, achieve the industry
 it has received to date."  
"This is a significant achievement for ARM's award-winning EUHPC data
center and we're excited to have contributed to the facility's
success as this particular award category recognizes innovation and
best practices in design," said Mark Lee, general manager for UK
operations at Active Power.  
"PowerHouse addressed all of the end user's requirements particularly
in terms of meeting a very short deployment timeline," continued Lee.
"The system expedites time to deployment as it is factory integrated
and tested, simplifying the installation and commissioning phases
versus a conventional data center electrical room. More importantly,
its high energy efficiencies contribute to a lower total cost of
ownership for ARM." 
ARM's data center received two other industry accolades earlier this
year due to its cutting edge design. The data center was accredited
and awarded BCS CEEDA (Certified Energy Efficiency Data Centre Award)
Gold, the highest level within the institute's assessment program,
and is the only facility in the UK to receive such recognition to
date. This award demonstrates best in class capability for achieving
high energy efficiencies and that the facility's design can meet
advanced standards of energy use. 
The data center was also recognized at the 5th Annual Data Centers
Europe Awards gala held June 13, 2012, in London. ARM was awarded the
European Award for New Data Center Facility for its innovation in
design to meet both current and future needs and sensitivity of
environmental impact. Organized by BroadGroup, a UK based data center
consulting firm, the awards program is recognized as one of the
premier industry accolades in Europe. 
The installation at ARM follows a number of successful PowerHouse
deployments in the UK that have received industry recognition
including Capgemini Merlin and Tesco data centers. With a power usage
effectiveness (PUE) of 1.11 and innovative design, Capgemini Merlin
received the Uptime Institute Green Enterprise IT Award in 2011 and
the Datacenter Dynamics Leaders Award in 2010. Tesco has also earned
a number of environmentally friendly and sustainability awards. 
About Active Power
 Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW)
designs and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical
backup power systems that enable data centers 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 
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and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include
delays in new product development, product performance and quality
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SOURCE: Active Power, Inc. 
Active Power Investor Contact:
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Liolios Group
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