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08 June 2010

100kVA & 120kVA UPS units now join the 200kVA Green Power UPS with approval from The Carbon Trust’s ECA scheme.

May saw the 200kVA Green Power UPS gain approval from The Carbon Trust. Now four further uninterruptible power supply systems have met the strict criteria from the Inland Revenue’s Enhanced Captial Allowances (ECA) scheme.

Both Socomec’s Masterys GREEN POWER and Mission Critial 100kVA and 120kVA UPS units have been approved in line with the energy-saving guidelines and join the 200kVA Green Power unit on the Energy Technology Product List (ETPL) approved in May 2010.

Once a UPS has met the ECA’s strict criteria to appear on the ETPL, the purchasers are able to claim back costs from the government under their energy-saving guidelines of the uninterruptible power supply unit on any new purchase of these UPS units.

The Masterys units which are members of Socomec’s Green Power UPS range which have been independently accredited by TÜV SÜD as being up to 96% energy efficient for their class with their 12% more active power, true-online double conversion technology and reduced footprint. Both Masterys units are designed especially for IT and Mission Critical applications, such as data centres, telecommunications and IT Networking.
About the ECA scheme:

The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme is a key part of the Government’s program to manage climate change, and is designed to encourage businesses to invest in energy-saving equipment. To find out more about the scheme go to

Purchasing equipment from the ECA approved ETPL can bring significant financial savings by providing tax incentives, in the short and long-term, as well as improving a company’s energy-efficiency and its impact on the environment. You can now take advantage of this scheme when purchasing Socomec’s Masterys 100kVA Green Power and 100kVA Masterys MC, 120kVA Green Power and 120kVA Masterys MC UPS units and the previously publicized 200kVA Delphys Green Power UPS unit.

The Energy Technology List (ETL) details each type of technology’s criteria, and lists products by category which meets them.

ECA scheme Key Features:

•    The scheme is open to all businesses paying UK corporation (or income) tax – with no restrictions on size or location
•    100% of the first-year capital allowances on investments are provided in energy-saving equipment against taxable profits of the period of investment.
•    All products listed on the ETPL have met the energy-saving criteria
•    ECAs can only be qualified for spending on new and unused energy-saving equipment “on the provision of” plant and machinery

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