Cupertino Electric, Inc. Offers Solutions to Address Energy Crisis

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Cupertino Electric, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cupertino Electric, Inc.
 ("CEI"), a recognized leader in designing, building and commissioning
 sophisticated electrical infrastructure, today announced its Energy Solutions
 Strategy.  Cupertino Electric's Energy Solutions Strategy provides businesses
 and communities with reliable near-term to long-term power generation options
 that protect against the economic losses that can result from voltage sags,
 rolling blackouts and other power quality and reliability problems.  Cupertino
 Electric's ability to design and implement energy solutions is enhanced by
 CEI Energy Group, which was created in August 2000 to serve customers with
 mission-critical power needs, such as high-tech manufacturers, hospitals,
 financial institutions and data centers.
     Cupertino Electric's structured approach is scalable, customized and
 designed to enable customers to transition seamlessly through their near-term
 to their long-term energy solutions.  This phased approach maximizes the
 customers' ability to build upon their current energy strategy, and limits the
 potential for stranded costs moving forward.
 
     -- Near-Term -- For immediate energy needs, Cupertino Electric offers a
        range of solutions including delivery and installation of portable,
        temporary generation equipment, permanent distributed generator
        implementations, UPS/generator hybrid systems as well as associated
        control systems and switchgear.  Prior to project start-up, Cupertino
        Electric performs a customer-specific electrical infrastructure site
        analysis to determine the optimal technical approach for the client.
        Based on this analysis, appropriate equipment is installed, maximizing
        the use of existing assets, and enabling a cost-effective migration
        path for both hardware and capital investment.  These installations may
        serve as the foundation for building long-term energy solutions.
     -- Long-Term -- CEI Energy Group develops, constructs and operates onsite
        power generation facilities up to fifty megawatts (50MW) that offer
        high reliability and long-term price stability for power consumers.
        These long-term energy solutions provide businesses and communities
        security from the worry of power loss and freedom to focus on core
        business activities.
 
     "The current energy crisis and now the bankruptcy of PG&E have created a
 number of challenges affecting everyone who uses power," said Jim Ryley, CEO
 of Cupertino Electric.  "These challenges amplify the need for
 always-available power at a stable cost.  We address these needs by offering
 energy solutions that provide power independent of the utility grid."
 CEI Energy Group is made up of highly-experienced and knowledgeable energy
 experts who use economically appropriate technologies such as turbines,
 reciprocating engines, fuel cells and solar energy to deliver robust, reliable
 and redundant total energy solutions.  CEI's design and implementation
 methodology offer power availability and reliability rates of 99.999% or
 higher, a significant increase over levels available through the utility grid.
     "The California ISO (Independent System Operator) has projected 34 days of
 rolling blackouts for this summer alone," said Tom Dinkel, vice president of
 the CEI Energy Group.  "Businesses will have an extremely tough time
 recovering from the subsequent cost and production losses, if they are able to
 recover at all.  CEI Energy Group is prepared to equip power consumers with
 local energy generation so that they can avoid jeopardizing their revenue
 streams and their reputations."
     Local power generation facilities developed by CEI Energy Group are highly
 efficient, capturing and using the exhaust heat from the primary power source
 for Cooling, Heating, & Power (CHP) energy generation (also known as
 cogeneration).  The CHP process utilizes waste heat for various purposes such
 as heating, cooling and/or creation of other process fluids.  The result is
 improved combined-cycle efficiency, and production of significantly lower
 emission levels than required by even the most stringent air quality
 management standards.
 
     About CEI Energy Group
     CEI Energy Group, a division of Cupertino Electric, Inc., delivers highly
 reliable and efficient, local power generation for communities and businesses
 with mission critical energy needs.  The Energy Group develops, constructs and
 operates energy generation facilities which provide customers with
 uninterrupted, quality power that is robust, reliable and redundant.  CEI
 Energy Group develops solutions on a customer-specific basis, ensuring the
 implementation of optimal solutions, which meet each customer's power quality,
 reliability and budgetary needs.  For more information, please visit
 www.cei.com.
     NOTE:  CEI Energy Group, Cupertino Electric and the Cupertino Electric
 logo are registered trademarks and/or service marks of Cupertino Electric,
 Inc.  Other parties' trademarks or service marks are the property of their
 respective owners and should be treated as such.
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements concerning the
 company's Energy Solutions Strategy and the CEI Energy Group.  These
 forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements
 containing the words "expect," "believe," "will," "may," "should," "project,"
 "estimate" and like expressions, and the negative thereof.  These statements
 are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
 differ materially, including the risks attendant to a growing business in a
 new industry as well as those risks described in the company's Registration
 Statement on Form S-1, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 which is available free of charge on the SEC's web site at
 http://www.sec.gov .
 
 

SOURCE Cupertino Electric, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cupertino Electric, Inc.
 ("CEI"), a recognized leader in designing, building and commissioning
 sophisticated electrical infrastructure, today announced its Energy Solutions
 Strategy.  Cupertino Electric's Energy Solutions Strategy provides businesses
 and communities with reliable near-term to long-term power generation options
 that protect against the economic losses that can result from voltage sags,
 rolling blackouts and other power quality and reliability problems.  Cupertino
 Electric's ability to design and implement energy solutions is enhanced by
 CEI Energy Group, which was created in August 2000 to serve customers with
 mission-critical power needs, such as high-tech manufacturers, hospitals,
 financial institutions and data centers.
     Cupertino Electric's structured approach is scalable, customized and
 designed to enable customers to transition seamlessly through their near-term
 to their long-term energy solutions.  This phased approach maximizes the
 customers' ability to build upon their current energy strategy, and limits the
 potential for stranded costs moving forward.
 
     -- Near-Term -- For immediate energy needs, Cupertino Electric offers a
        range of solutions including delivery and installation of portable,
        temporary generation equipment, permanent distributed generator
        implementations, UPS/generator hybrid systems as well as associated
        control systems and switchgear.  Prior to project start-up, Cupertino
        Electric performs a customer-specific electrical infrastructure site
        analysis to determine the optimal technical approach for the client.
        Based on this analysis, appropriate equipment is installed, maximizing
        the use of existing assets, and enabling a cost-effective migration
        path for both hardware and capital investment.  These installations may
        serve as the foundation for building long-term energy solutions.
     -- Long-Term -- CEI Energy Group develops, constructs and operates onsite
        power generation facilities up to fifty megawatts (50MW) that offer
        high reliability and long-term price stability for power consumers.
        These long-term energy solutions provide businesses and communities
        security from the worry of power loss and freedom to focus on core
        business activities.
 
     "The current energy crisis and now the bankruptcy of PG&E have created a
 number of challenges affecting everyone who uses power," said Jim Ryley, CEO
 of Cupertino Electric.  "These challenges amplify the need for
 always-available power at a stable cost.  We address these needs by offering
 energy solutions that provide power independent of the utility grid."
 CEI Energy Group is made up of highly-experienced and knowledgeable energy
 experts who use economically appropriate technologies such as turbines,
 reciprocating engines, fuel cells and solar energy to deliver robust, reliable
 and redundant total energy solutions.  CEI's design and implementation
 methodology offer power availability and reliability rates of 99.999% or
 higher, a significant increase over levels available through the utility grid.
     "The California ISO (Independent System Operator) has projected 34 days of
 rolling blackouts for this summer alone," said Tom Dinkel, vice president of
 the CEI Energy Group.  "Businesses will have an extremely tough time
 recovering from the subsequent cost and production losses, if they are able to
 recover at all.  CEI Energy Group is prepared to equip power consumers with
 local energy generation so that they can avoid jeopardizing their revenue
 streams and their reputations."
     Local power generation facilities developed by CEI Energy Group are highly
 efficient, capturing and using the exhaust heat from the primary power source
 for Cooling, Heating, & Power (CHP) energy generation (also known as
 cogeneration).  The CHP process utilizes waste heat for various purposes such
 as heating, cooling and/or creation of other process fluids.  The result is
 improved combined-cycle efficiency, and production of significantly lower
 emission levels than required by even the most stringent air quality
 management standards.
 
     About CEI Energy Group
     CEI Energy Group, a division of Cupertino Electric, Inc., delivers highly
 reliable and efficient, local power generation for communities and businesses
 with mission critical energy needs.  The Energy Group develops, constructs and
 operates energy generation facilities which provide customers with
 uninterrupted, quality power that is robust, reliable and redundant.  CEI
 Energy Group develops solutions on a customer-specific basis, ensuring the
 implementation of optimal solutions, which meet each customer's power quality,
 reliability and budgetary needs.  For more information, please visit
 www.cei.com.
     NOTE:  CEI Energy Group, Cupertino Electric and the Cupertino Electric
 logo are registered trademarks and/or service marks of Cupertino Electric,
 Inc.  Other parties' trademarks or service marks are the property of their
 respective owners and should be treated as such.
     This press release may contain forward-looking statements concerning the
 company's Energy Solutions Strategy and the CEI Energy Group.  These
 forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements
 containing the words "expect," "believe," "will," "may," "should," "project,"
 "estimate" and like expressions, and the negative thereof.  These statements
 are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
 differ materially, including the risks attendant to a growing business in a
 new industry as well as those risks described in the company's Registration
 Statement on Form S-1, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
 which is available free of charge on the SEC's web site at
 http://www.sec.gov .
 
 SOURCE  Cupertino Electric, Inc.