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Power Efficiency to supply MEC controls for ThyssenKrupp elevators

June 24, 2009 - ThyssenKrupp Elevator and Power Efficiency signed an agreement for Power Efficiency to supply its Motor Efficiency Controller (MEC) for use on escalators and MG elevators.

ThyssenKrupp plans to incorporate the MEC as an energy saving option for customers purchasing repairs and modernization for elevator and escalator upgrades.

Power Efficiency’s MEC is a unique motor control that incorporates E-Save Technology to improve the efficiency of electric motors. The MEC soft starts a motor, bringing it from rest to full speed, and protects the motor from adverse conditions, such as voltage and amperage spikes. Furthermore, when the motor is operating at full speed, E-Save Technology monitors the motor and improves its efficiency, typically reducing energy consumption by 20-35% in escalators and MG elevators.

Stuart Prior, Executive Vice President Product Sales and Marketing for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation Americas Business Unit, said, “In this era of climate change and rising energy prices, improving energy efficiency has become a priority for ThyssenKrupp and for many of our customers. We are therefore very pleased to have Power Efficiency as a supplier to offer our customers the Motor Efficiency Controller for MG elevators and escalators. We believe energy saving solutions such as this product are both good for our customers and good for the environment.”

Steven Strasser, Chairman and CEO of Power Efficiency Corporation, said, “We are extremely pleased that ThyssenKrupp has selected Power Efficiency’s Motor Efficiency Controller as an important energy efficiency feature for escalators and MG elevators. We look forward to working with ThyssenKrupp to address their customers’ desires to save energy.”

About ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation
ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Americas Business Unit, is the largest producer of elevators in North America, with over 14,000 employees, more than 200 branch and service locations, and sales of over 2.5 billion US dollars. ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Americas Business Unit, oversees all business for the operations in the USA, Canada, Central and South America.

About Power Efficiency Corporation
Power Efficiency Corporation is a clean tech company focused on efficiency technologies for electric motors. Power Efficiency is incorporated in Delaware and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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