Emerson Takes on Fuel Cells as Telecom Power Backup Solution

Emerson Takes on Fuel Cells as Telecom Power Backup Solution

Cleveland, Ohio (May 7, 2007) – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity, will tackle fuel cell technology as a backup power solution for telecom providers during a panel discussion at the Communications Power Conference on May 7-9 in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
 The Communications Power Conference is set to provide a venue for Emerson Network Power to educate the market about the advantages of fuel cells, as well as address issues and concerns about the technology’s adoption. Panelists from three leading fuel cell companies, specifically ReliOn, Hydrogenics Corporation and IdaTech, will each present an overview of their technology and field trial developments.
 
 Fuel cells, which generate electricity through an electrochemical reaction using hydrogen and water, provide a viable alternative to incumbent power solutions like battery and generator set by offering longer runtime, higher reliability, and environment-friendly power generation, among other benefits. Fuel cells are also utilized in private households and commercial heat and power generation, military, transportation, and various portable applications.
 
 "The increasing network power requirements necessitate the creation of alternative backup power sources. Fuel cells offer distinct advantages to incumbent technologies and we, in Emerson Network Power, want our partners and customers to be able to utilize those advantages," said Steve McKinney, vice president and general manager of DC Power, Energy Systems North America.
 
 Emerson Network Power is also forging partnerships with key fuel cell technology providers in the United States to provide integrated fuel cell power and cabinet solutions for its customers.
 
 "The 2007 Communications Power Conference underscores Emerson Network Power’s commitment to always prepare our customers for high-stake challenges and opportunities in the market by providing them with information, insight, and customized cutting-edge solutions," McKinney said. The three-day Communications Power Conference, to be held in the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center in Cleveland, also offers an opportunity to learn more about other changes and technical advances coming to network communication. nce Center in Cleveland, OH.
 
 About Emerson Network Power
 
 Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity. Preparing customers for high-stakes opportunities and threats, Emerson Network Power provides reliable power, precision cooling, connectivity and embedded solutions for computer, communications, healthcare and industrial systems. Backed by the largest global services organization in the industry, Emerson Network Power offers network reliability programs encompassing engineering, installation, project management and support services. For more information on the full spectrum of enterprise-wide solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit www.emersonnetworkpower.com.
 
 About Emerson
 
 Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2005 were $17.3 billion. For more information, visit www.gotoemerson.com.