In the recently released multi-volume study, “The 2002 Power Protection Market Intelligence Program,” Venture Development Corporation (VDC) concluded in its North American Demand Analysis that the under-5kVA UPS-market will undergo extensive transition over the next five years. Global consumption of battery-powered UPSs of all ranges is expected to increase at a relatively modest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.95% through 2008.