Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)Andrew Coleman
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
Advanced Manufacturing for Utilities
Low-CO2 Fossil Generation
Energy Utilization and the Customer
Information, Communication, and Cyber Security
Fuels and Chemistry
Deploy New Nuclear Power Plants
Advanced Fossil, CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Storage
Environmental Controls and Combustion Performance
Major Component Reliability
Cross Sector Technologies
Operations and Maintenance
Energy and Environmental Analysis
Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources
Transmission and Distribution
Workforce Health and Safety