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Company Overview of Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Company Overview

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. conducts research, development, and demonstration relating to the generation, delivery, and usage of electricity for the benefit of the public in the United States and internationally. It offers short- and long-term solutions for electricity generation through fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable energy sources; transmission and distribution, grid modernization, cyber security, and distributed energy resources; energy efficiency and electric transportation; and environmental responsibility. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Palo Alto, California with offices and laboratories in Palo Alto, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; Knoxville, ...

3420 Hillview Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States

Founded in 1972





Key Executives for Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 50
Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Senior Vice President of Global Strategy and External Relations
Senior Vice President of Research and Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. Key Developments

The Electric Power Research Institute Announces New Officers and Members of the Board of Directors

The Electric Power Research Institute announced the election of a new chair and vice chair of the Board of Directors, three new members, term extensions for two directors, and interim appointments to fill two vacant seats. These actions are effective immediately. Director Warner L. Baxter, Chairman, President and CEO of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation, was named Chair and Director; Jeffrey J. Lyash, President and CEO of Ontario Power Generation, was named Vice Chair. Newly-elected members who will serve four-year terms are: Barbara A. Nick, President and CEO of Dairyland Power Cooperative, Scott Prochazka, President and CEO of CenterPoint Energy and Steven E. Strah, Senior Vice President and President, Utilities of FirstEnergy Corporation. Prochazka has served as President and CEO of CenterPoint Energy since 2014. Prior to his current role, Prochazka served in several leadership positions after joining CenterPoint Energy in 2001, including Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all business units and several key functions, Division President of Houston Electric and Senior Division Vice President of Gas Operations. Strah is Senior Vice President and President, Utilities Business, of FirstEnergy and is responsible for 10 regulated electric utility operating companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Interim board members elected by the membership to serve four-year terms are Nicholas A. Brown, President and CEO of Southwest Power Pool and Enrico Viale, Director of Global Thermal Generation at Enel SpA (Italy). The two interim board appointees are Stanley (Stan) W. Connally, Jr. and Kwansup Lee. Connally is Chairman, President and CEO of Gulf Power, which provides electricity and energy services in Northwest Florida. Kwansup Lee is President and CEO of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd.

Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. Wins Federal Contract for Transportable Microgrid with Energy Storage

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Department of the Army), USACE HEC, Ft. Belvoir, has awarded a $4,976,062.00 federal contract to Electric Power Research Institute Inc. on Nov. 1 for Transportable Microgrid with Energy Storage.

Electric Power Research Institute Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced the appointment of six new members who will serve four-year terms, the elevation of three interim directors to four-year terms, and a new interim appointment to fill a vacancy on the board of directors. The appointments are effective immediately. Lord John Mogg is President of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and Chair of Board of Regulators of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Rod West is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Entergy. Pedro J. Pizarro is President and a member of the board of Southern California Edison (SCE). Allen L. Leverett will become President and CEO of WEC Energy Group on May 1. Kenneth W. Cornew is President and CEO of Exelon Generation. Terry Bassham is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power and Light. Former interim members who will now serve full Board terms: Jeffrey Lyash is President and CEO of OPG (Ontario Power Generation). He had previously served on the Board from 2010 to 2014 during his tenure as Executive Vice President of Energy Supply of Duke Energy. Thava Govender is Group Executive for Transmission and Sustainability at Eskom Holdings. Thomas J. Heller is Chief Executive Officer of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES). New interim Board member: Nick Brown is President and CEO of SPP (Southwest Power Pool) and a member of its Board of Directors. He previously served on the EPRI Board from 2005 to 2009.

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