Orion, MI, January 24, 2007Cobasys, a
leading supplier of advanced integrated energy storage
solutions, announced that it has completed the installation
of two (2)-NiGUARD® backup power systems in the
Energy Management Center (EMC) building of the Sacramento
Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in Sacramento, CA.
The NiGUARD battery systems feature Cobasys advanced,
proprietary Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) chemistry which
offers a safe and environmentally-friendly alternative
to traditional backup power batteries. During power
failures or rolling blackouts, each system is capable
of providing 80 kW of back up power for 15 minutes supporting
SMUDs energy management equipment and protecting
their critical electronic data. The NiGUARD systems
also provide integrated monitoring and low-maintenance
resulting in a hassle-free solution for the SMUD facility
A major factor in SMUDs decision to select the
NiGUARD product was their desire to install a superior
battery system that offered better reliability, higher
value and the convenience of a fully-integrated system.
With the NiGUARD system, SMUD now recognizes lower cost
of ownership, longer life, a 66% space savings and reduced
weight from their previous lead acid backup batteries.
Cobasys is proud to have been selected by the
Sacramento Municipal Utility District for this important
project, states Erik Hansen, General Manager-Sales.
Our NiGUARD product with its advanced NiMH technology
is uniquely suited for SMUDs application because
of its inherent reliability and efficiency. Cobasys
battery storage solutions continue to find traction
in mission critical applications because we also offer
space savings, temperature insensitivity and minimal
SMUD represents a significant milestone for Cobasys
because it is our first installation in California.
Our green battery backup system delivers
the most consistent power source available in the market
today. We look forward to working with SMUD on their
future projects, said Douglas Duncan, Account
Manager Stationary Power Sales.
The Cobasys NiGUARD energy storage system is the ideal
choice for applications that require high reliability
in mission critical situations or demanding environments.
Providing safe, environmentally responsible solutions,
NiGUARD is designed to supply seamless battery backup
technology for usage in facilities such as data centers,
hospitals, airports and office environments.
Cobasys designs and manufactures advanced energy storage
system solutions which feature NiMH battery technology
for transportation markets, including Hybrid Electric
Vehicles (HEV), Electric Vehicles (EV) and 36/42 Volt
applications, in addition to Stationary Back-Up power
supply systems for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS),
Telecom and Distributed Generation markets.
Cobasys is a joint venture between Chevron Technology
Ventures LLC, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:
CVX) and Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENER).
For more information about Cobasys, contact Ray Wagner
at 248-620-5700 or visit our website at http://www.cobasys.com.
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