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The Battery-Free UPS

Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2002

Location: SRP Information Services Building (ISB), 1600 N Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Speakers: Doug Gooch, Empire Power Systems ; Chuck Barry, Active Power

Topic: "The Battery-Free UPS"

Power disturbances are expensive for your business. You pay the price in lost material, lost productivity, lost data, and lost profits. Computers and digital controls are sensitive to even the slightest power events. Conventional uninterruptible power systems rely on batteries which can be unreliable, short-lived, and maintenance intensive. Come learn how battery systems can be replaced with the predictable and reliable power of a flywheel.

Speaker Bios:
Doug Gooch:
Mr. Gooch is the Account Manager of Power Quality for Empire Power Systems in Phoenix, a division of Empire Southwest and Caterpillar distributor in Arizona, Eastern California, and Northern Mexico. He has over 6 years of experience in the emergency power rental business managing diverse projects in all business sectors. In his current role, Mr. Gooch speaks with end-users about power quality issues and battery-free UPS solutions. A native Arizonan, Mr. Gooch is a graduate of the School of Agribusiness and Environmental Resources, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arizona State University.

Chuck Barry:
Mr. Barry is the General Manager of Western Regional Sales for Active Power, a leading manufacturer of flywheel energy storage systems, headquartered in Austin, TX. He has over 10 years of experience in application engineering and product management of large three phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems with several companies including International Power Machines and Toshiba International Corporation. In his current role, Mr. Barry routinely speaks to engineers and end-users about implementing battery-free UPS solutions for a wide variety of applications including hospitals, TV stations, industrial manufacturing facilities, and data centers.

Mr. Barry is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. His course of studies included design of electric motors/generators, implementation of static electronic conversion systems, and design of utility transmission systems.