Power Partners Selected to Showcase ECO-MAX Chiller Technology at 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

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Power Partners has been selected to participate in the prestigious Technology Showcase at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. Hundreds of top technologists and cutting-edge clean tech organizations competed to participate in the Showcase, a hallway of America’s most promising prospects for winning the future in energy. As one of ARPA-E’s selected organizations, Power Partners will exhibit its ECO-MAX™ adsorption chiller technology.

Power Partners is proud to announce it has been selected to participate in the prestigious Technology Showcase at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, co-hosted by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI). Hundreds of top technologists and cutting-edge clean tech organizations competed to participate in the Showcase, a hallway of America’s most promising prospects for winning the future in energy.

As one of ARPA-E’s selected organizations, Power Partners will exhibit its ECO-MAX™ adsorption chiller technology to nearly 2,000 national leaders gathering to drive long-term American competitiveness in the energy sector, including top researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and government officials. More than 200 groundbreaking technologies from ARPA-E awardees, corporations, National Labs and Department of Energy R&D programs will be featured at the event.

Using water and silica gel, ECO-MAX adsorption chillers (http://www.eco-maxchillers.com) provide high reliability. Water is adsorbed onto a bed of silica gel and regenerated under low pressure to produce chilled water. The chillers are available separately or as part of a trigeneration package that Power Partners offers.

“This Summit brings together organizations that understand the need to collaborate and partner to bring the next generation of energy technologies to market,” said Steve Hollis, Chief Executive Officer of Power Partners. “It’s a rare and exciting opportunity to have so many key players in the energy community together under one roof and we look forward to sharing our ECO-MAX chiller technology with other innovators and investors at the Technology Showcase.”

Research and business development teams from 14 Corporate Acceleration Partners committed to technology commercialization will also be present, including Dow, Bosch, Applied Materials and Lockheed Martin.

The Summit also features high-profile speakers including U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar, U.S. Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bank of America Chairman Charles Holliday.

The second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit will take place February 28 - March 2, 2011 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. To learn more or to register, please visit: http://www.ct-si.org/events/EnergyInnovation .

About Power Partners
For 50 years, Power Partners' facility in Athens, GA, has been a leading manufacturer of overhead distribution transformers (http://www.powerpartners-usa.com) for the electric power industry. More recently, it has been producing ECO-MAX adsorption chillers (http://www.eco-maxchillers.com) and solar water heating systems (http://www.powerpartnerssolar.com).
Power Partners is a partner in the EPA's Combined Heat and Power Partnership (CHP) and a partner in the Green Supplier Network. The company is ISO 14001: 2004 certified. It is one of the ten largest women-owned businesses in the United States as certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

About ARPA-E
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency within the U.S. Department of Energy – and the first to focus exclusively on breakthrough energy technologies that could radically change the way we use energy. Rather than performing research directly, ARPA-E invests in high-risk, high-reward energy technologies being developed by universities, startups, small businesses, and corporations. Our staff combines industry-leading scientists, engineers, and investment executives to identify promising solutions to the nation’s most critical energy problems and to fast-track top technologies towards the marketplace – which is critical to securing the nation’s global technology leadership and creating new American industries and jobs. Visit http://www.arpa-e.energy.gov.

About CTSI
The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. Clean technologies offer much needed solutions to growing resource security and sustainability concerns and are critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. CTSI brings together global leaders for advocacy, community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. Visit http://www.ct-si.org for more information.

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