An MEA is required for many products including microturbines and is generally concerned with "public safety, health and welfare safety" according to the NYCDoB web site, and is a requirement for plan approval and obtaining permits. The MEA for microturbines requires certification to UL 2200, UL 1741 and IEEE 1547. Elliott's MEA was obtained based on these certifications and the extensive operating experience under rigorous European safety standards, specifically the directive on appliances burning gaseous fuels 90/396/EEC.
Dave Dewis, President had the following comments upon receiving news of the MEA approval: "The MEA approval was facilitated by the inherent safety features of the Elliot Microturbine with integral gas compressor. The Elliott Microturbine is designed and built to comply with the most stringent safety requirements of both the US and EU."
The MEA allows Elliott to begin delivery of the largest order ever placed for microturbines in the New York City Market. The first of which will be shipped March of this year. Steve Hillman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing said: "This is just the start of significant growth for Elliott Energy Systems in America's Premier City."
The sales in New York are not the end of the story, in addition Elliott has developed a global distribution network in countries such as, Italy, Russia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Brazil and Mexico. "These relationships are important, our distributors are our partners. They provide complete sales, installation and service in their assigned markets. Microturbines are installed in critical applications such as apartment complexes, nursing homes, office buildings and offshore oil platforms. The nature of these applications means that you need 'boots on the ground' for service. Native distributors know their markets and communities, and are flexible enough to meet customer's expectations when providing service. Customers expect reliable prime power and distribution is a key part of reliability," said Hillman.
About Elliott Energy Systems
Founded in 1996, Elliott Energy Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary company of Ebara Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, is a premier manufacturer of microturbines for use in distributed generation, combined heat and power (CHP), and offshore applications. A UL recognized ISO 9001:2000 company. High availability and low maintenance costs make microturbines the right choice for medium to high capacity projects.
Management Team: Akihiro Ushitora, CEO; David Dewis, President and COO; Steve Hillman, VP Sales and Marketing; Tony Harztheim, VP of Engineering; & Tom Bowen, VP Operations.