Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Andrew Coleman
Work 3420 Hillview Avenue Palo Alto CA 94304 Work Phone: (650) 855-8971 Cell Phone: (650) 996-5932 Work Fax: (540) 286-2546 Website: https://www.epri.com


The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. As an independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers to collaborate with experts in academia and industry to address challenges in electricity.  These challenges include reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety, and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy, and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning; supports research in emerging technologies; and uses objective technology-based research and resulting insights to inform policy makers and regulators in areas related to an integrated energy network.


EPRI members represent 90% of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States with international participation extending to 40 countries. EPRI’s principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, CA.; Charlotte, NC.; Knoxville, TN.; Dallas, TX; Washington, D.C.; and Lenox, MA.


EPRI’s Key Aspects include:  Thought Leadership – thinking ahead to identify issues, technology gaps, and broader needs that affect the electricity sector; Industry Expertise – providing expertise across all major technical disciplines and from every stage of electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and end use; Collaborative Value – Bringing together our members and diverse scientific and technical communities to shape and drive research and development in the electricity sector; Independent – being objective while providing scientifically based results that address reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety, and the environment; Nonprofit – Chartered to serve the public benefit, with guidance from an independent Advisory Council.


EPRI’s Strategic Initiatives include Integrated Energy Network (IEN).  The IEN envisions a future in which customers have flexibility to use, produce, and manage energy as they choose, while improving access to reliable, safe, affordable, and cleaner energy. Three important areas of focus are using cleaner energy through efficiency and electrification, producing cleaner energy, and integrating energy resources.  The first area of focus is Efficient Electrification, which was launched by EPRI’s Board of Directors in 2017, as a three-year initiative that focuses on broad benefits to consumers, utilities, and society by exploring development and deployment of higher-performance electric end uses to enhance other commercial technologies and deliver new energy services.  The Second focus area is Artificial Intelligence (AI).  EPRI’s research on AI supports the acceleration of AI applications across the electric sector, connecting leading AI providers, startups, universities, and research groups with utilities to develop training data sets and support performance testing.  EPRI’s third initiative is Resilience.  EPRI’s Resilience Initiative is broadening energy system resilience to consider customer and community perspectives and to support education, customer tools, and pilot projects. These resilience initiatives and technologies for communities includes building on research in threat assessment, mitigation, customer preferences and resource valuation.


EPRI’s Research Portfolio includes: Technology Innovation; Power Delivery and Utilization; Transformation-Nuclear; Generation; and Energy and Environment.  Technology Innovation drives thought leadership and advanced research and development, along with technology scouting and incubation, to sustain a full pipeline of solutions leading to the Integrated Energy Network (IEN).  Power Delivery and Utilization – Transmission, Distribution, and Substations – enhances the safety, reliability, and resiliency of bulk power and distribution system infrastructure with new tools, technologies, and approaches.  Power Delivery and Utilization – Distributed Energy Resources and the Customer – provides the insights, tools, research and development, and analysis to assist utilities and stakeholders with the journey to reliable, affordable, efficient, and environmentally responsible power system.  Transformation – Nuclear – development of the technologies that enable the safe, reliable, economical operation of existing nuclear plants and the deployment of advanced nuclear power plants.  Generation – provides the fossil and renewable generating fleets with safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally responsible electricity production technologies.  Energy and Environment – helps to shape a sustainable energy future through collaborative analysis, environmental science, and technology research.

Company Size/Small Business Classifications/NAICS Codes

1050 / Not a Small Business /

541715            Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)

221111            Hydroelectric Power Generation

221112            Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation

221113            Nuclear Electric Power Generation

221114            Solar Electric Power Generation

221115            Wind Electric Power Generation

221116            Geothermal Electric Power Generation

221117            Biomass Electric Power Generation

221118            Other Electric Power Generation

221121            Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control

221122            Electric Power Distribution

511210            Software Publishers

541330            Engineering Services

541380            Testing Laboratories

541620            Environmental Consulting Services

541690            Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services


Efficient Electrification

Energy Storage

Advanced Manufacturing for Utilities

Grid Modernization

Low-CO2 Fossil Generation

Next-Gen Nuclear

Next-Gen Renewables

Water-Energy Nexus




Integrated Grid



Energy Utilization and the Customer

Information, Communication, and Cyber Security

Fuels and Chemistry

Materials Management

Plant Performance

Deploy New Nuclear Power Plants

Flexible Operations

Plant Decommissioning

Advanced Fossil, CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Storage

Environmental Controls and Combustion Performance

Major Component Reliability

Cross Sector Technologies

Asset Management

Operations and Maintenance


Power Generation

Energy and Environmental Analysis

Energy Sustainability

Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources

Transmission and Distribution

Workforce Health and Safety

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