Congratulations to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for being one of two winners of the Charlotte Regional Partnership’s annual Jerry Awards for their contribution to the regional economy!
From the Jerry awards: “The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) plays a strategic role in strengthening Charlotte USA as the New Energy Capital. The independent, nonprofit, research and development organization addresses challenges in electricity generation, delivery and end-use. Among other areas, EPRI focuses on the environment, reliability, efficiency, affordability, health and safety. Because it uses a collaborative model in conducting R&D, EPRI brings more than 2,000 industry leaders, scientists and engineers from around the world to its Charlotte campus each year. This makes these offices and laboratories a global center for innovation and problem-solving in the electricity sector. With its 2012 expansion, the Charlotte operation employs more than 200 people on its 45-acre campus in University Research Park. EPRI is a scientific and strategic asset for Charlotte USA’s burgeoning energy hub that our competitors can’t match.”