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The University of Toledo announces official start-up of Green Data Center powered by ReliaFlex system


Event: The University of Toledo announces the commissioning of its ReliaFlex Advanced Power System. The system is fully operational, giving the University a Green Data Center that will significantly reduce its carbon footprint and increase its electric reliability. The new system has been operational for three weeks and has already saved $1,000 with the University’s current historically low energy rates.

Date/Time: 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Location: University Computer Center, UT Main Campus, 2801 West Bancroft St., located on East Rocket Drive just east of Douglas Road

Details: The University’s Green Data Center will be the second of its kind in the nation and the first in Ohio. GEM Energy, of Walbridge, OH, ( designed, developed and commercialized the ReliaFlex system with a $1 million loan from Ohio Third Frontier.

The University’s advanced gas turbine-based power system uses the technologies and packaging techniques designed and implemented by GEM Energy for the world-class, award-winning power system at Syracuse University’s Green Data Center.

The University ReliaFlex system includes:

•  Four (4) C65 Capstone Hybrid Uninterrupted Power System Micro Turbines
•  A Thermax USA exhaust-fired chilled water module with hot water output
•  An external battery system for 10 minutes of electricity
•  Special environmental systems for hot and cold climate operation

GEM Energy’s modular ReliaFlex system can be easily and quickly installed. All components of an integrated mission critical power system are contained in a pre-engineered system that can be shipped anywhere and connected to an existing infrastructure.

Ohio Third Frontier, of the Ohio Development Services Agency, provides funding to Ohio technology-based companies, universities, nonprofit research institutions and other organizations to create new products, companies, industries and jobs.

Interview opportunities:
Dr. Lloyd A. Jacobs, MD, President, The University of Toledo
Hussien Shousher, President, GEM Inc.

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