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Active Power Lands Multimillion-Dollar Order

Active Power Inc., a manufacturer of energy-efficient critical power systems, announced Monday that it has received an order from OEM partner Caterpillar for 11 900-kVA uninterruptible power supply systems. The exact financial impact of the "multimillion-dollar" order was not disclosed. Active Power said the UPS will be deployed at one of the country’s largest collocation data centers, which is located in Culpeper County, Va. Active Power said it will begin delivering equipment on the order later this year. Altogether, Active Power noted, the systems will generate some eight megawatts of energy that can be used to protect the site from electrical disturbances. Founded in 1992, Active Power is headquartered in Austin, Texas.