UPSaaS™ challenges the conventional approach to purchasing critical backup power equipment by offering conditioned power to customers based on a fixed rate per kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity conditioned by the UPS.
Active Power will sell its UPS products to Burland Energy, deliver and commission products at the UPSaaS™ customer’s site and provide all after-sale services on behalf of Burland Energy. The promotion of the UPSaaS™ program will be coordinated by Active Power and Burland Energy through their existing sales networks.
“UPSaaS™ is a comprehensive power conditioning service,” said Risto Thur?n, president, at Burland Energy. “UPSaaS is not a traditional product financing program, but a simple extension to the utility bill. Unlike leasing arrangements, UPSaaS™ is provided as a service and as such could be treated as an operational expense. Our customers will receive fully conditioned, uninterruptible power at a fixed kWh price. With Active Power, we are extending the existing ‘Everything-as-a Service (XaaS)’ concept beyond software and platform solutions.”
“The UPSaaS™ model makes for a compelling alternative to traditional capital equipment purchases, particularly as operators are challenged to do more with less – less capital and operating spending, less downtime and less carbon emissions,” said Todd Kiehn, vice president, Marketing and Modular Solutions, at Active Power. “Burland Energy innovative UPSaaS™ offering enables customers to deploy our CleanSource® UPS that lowers operating expenses, is 12 times less likely to fail and has 90 percent less carbon emissions compared to conventional products.”