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CONTENTS COVER STORY: THE CHANGING FACE OF UPS

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The relentless pursuit of greater productivity and lower cost continues to be the driving force behind making uninterruptible power in data centres ever more sophisticated. It’s also leading to a rapidly growing sophistication in its use that is providing the possibility of maximizing of doing more than critical power. Most is still theory but others are trying to convert ideas into something more bankable. Efficiency defines next generation of UPS systems

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UPS and battery demand trends

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The next big thing: UPS finds an extra purpose — challenges, opportunities

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Big is beautiful too

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EDITORIAL

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It’s time to change the image of lead. But how?

PEOPLE NEWS

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Sadly departed, John Searle, 1954-2014 • EnerSys reshuffles as Shaffer promoted • Ovan becomes president of Navitas • Energizer names new job titles as battery business spin-off proceeds • Ballard appoints former Solar Integrated president MacEwen as new chief exec • A123 Systems makes Hurley new CTO • • EnerDel names Michael Canada as chief executive officer • • International Lead Award given to Dick Amistadi and Michael Mayer

NEWS

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Exide Chapter 11 runs on but aims for resolution by spring • Advanced lead-carbon Axion wins solar storage and frequency contract • Panasonic signs JV with Uno Minda to make lead acid batteries in India • Cost of lithium ion batteries unlikely to fall below 200MWh300MWh • Imergy cuts costs of flow battery power to $300 per kWh • Hitachi Maxell makes lithium ion cull • Energy storage to the fore as large scale electricity generation set to fade, claims bank report to investors • Further moves afoot to shutdown Exide battery recycling plant • Lead prices to fall near term with strengthening probable in 2015 • EPRI tests integration of plug-in vehicles to utilities’ power needs

INDUSTRY VIEWPOINT: ALABC MAPS THE ROAD AHEAD

Saft’s John Searle: fondly missed driver of European snergy storage scene 8

ALABC maps the road ahead, converting theory into strat 16

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Tim Ellis, chairman of the ALABC and Boris Monahov, its program manager, outline their plans for the lead acid battery research organization.

INTERVIEW: THE ENERGY ATTORNEY

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David Robert, the former CEO of EnerDel talks about restructuring the firm and how new business models could recharge the industry.

ANALYSIS Unpicking the true cost of batteries on the grid. Surprising data from the UK’s National Grid that should resonate worldwide with battery manufacturers and TSOs alike.

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Batteries International — issue 93  

UPS embracing the latest technology — The global implications for energy storage of the latest UK TSO report — The changing rules on transpo...

Batteries International — issue 93  

UPS embracing the latest technology — The global implications for energy storage of the latest UK TSO report — The changing rules on transpo...