CEA Telecom to Distribute ReliOn Fuel Cells in Canada

September 9, 2005

Spokane, Wash. and Mississauga, Ont.:  ReliOn, the leading provider of high reliability fuel cell solutions for backup power applications and CEA Telecom, one of Canada’s leading power solutions providers for the telecommunications industry, today announced they have signed an agreement for the distribution of ReliOn’s fuel cell products in Canada.  Under the agreement, CEA Telecom will offer ReliOn fuel cells to their wireline and wireless telecommunication customers throughout Canada.

CEA Telecom, established in 1985, is a leading distributor, installer, integrator and servicer of telecommunications power systems.  The terms of the agreement with ReliOn provide exclusive distribution rights to CEA Telecom for the Canadian telecommunication markets and distribution rights for all other fuel cell applications within Canada.

“We are very pleased to be working with CEA,” said Gary Flood, ReliOn CEO.  “We believe that based on CEA’s experience and expertise in the wireline and wireless telecommunications industry, they are the best choice to distribute and support ReliOn’s fuel cell products within Canada.”

CEA Telecom General Manager, Paul Musso, remarked, “We have been impressed with ReliOn’s products and their ability to serve the needs of our primary customers.  Our telecom customers are looking for reliable backup power solutions which offer better value than traditional energy storage solutions for their critical communication applications and we are excited to introduce ReliOn’s fuel cells to Canada.” 

ReliOn is currently delivering its I-1000™ fuel cells for commercial and industrial backup power applications in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.  Its patented Modular Cartridge Technology™ provides customers with high reliability back-up power solutions with a field proven operational performance. 

About CEA:
CEA Telecom is a privately held Canadian Corporation which was established in 1985 with the vision to provide the most advanced and reliable power solution to the Canadian telecommunications market.  CEA’s products are distributed throughout Canada and internationally through our OEM customers.  For further information please visit us at www.ceatelecom.com 

About ReliOn:
ReliOn is a leader in the development and marketing of modular Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell products. The company markets commercially available fuel cell products using its patented Modular
Cartridge Technology®.  ReliOn products are available domestically and internationally for commercial and industrial backup applications in the 500-watt to 5-kilowatt range.  ReliOn fuel cells are certified to multiple safety and performance standards. www.relion-inc.com .

ReliOn’s Investors:
Oak Investment Partners www.oakvc.com
Enterprise Partners Venture Capital www.epvc.com
Wall Street Technology Partners LP www.wallstreettp.com
Chrysalix Energy Management, Inc www.chrysalix.com
Buerk Dale Victor, LLC  www.bdvllc.com
Avista Corp. www.avistacorp.com

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