About US

Established in 1951, China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) is a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary research institute affiliated to the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). CEPRI is devoted to R & D, testing and inspection, and technical standard formulation that are of fundamental and universal significance to power grids. It has the task of coordinating efforts of the provincial electric power research institutes under SGCC to build an integrated technical support system. To be precise, CEPRI organizes and guides those provincial institutes in their work to provide SGCC with all-sided services.

Since its establishment, CEPRI has provided a strong technical support for China’s endeavor to develop electric power science and technology. It has achieved numerous breakthroughs and played an irreplaceable role in every landmark phase of the electric power industry by tackling series of core technologies and promoting its independent innovation ability. Currently, CEPRI owned more than forty R & D laboratories and has fully mastered the core technical technologies of UHV AC/DC transmission, and deepened the theoretical foundation of secure operation of bulk grid. Thereby, CEPRI has achieved a number of world-class innovations in the fields of UHV AC/DC transmission and transformation, bulk power grid control, and smart grid, etc. In addition, CEPRI has won 85 National Science and Technology Progress Awards (including 1 Grand Prize, 9 First Prizes, 35 Second Prizes, and one Second-prize National Technological Invention Award), 4 gold medals of China Paten Award and 10 Honorable modals. It has also won 673 Provincial-level Science and Technology Progress Awards (including 76 first prizes), and acquired 2226 Valid Patents (including 1073 invention patents).  Meanwhile, CEPRI has won registration for IPR ownership for 720 software items, published 362 scientific and technological monographs and nearly 6,800 papers. In particular, CEPRI has won the highest level of National Science and Technology Progress Award—Special Prize in 2012. From 2007 to 2010, CEPRI has won first-prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award for four consecutive years.

Looking ahead to the future, CEPRI seeks to become a leading R&D, consulting, testing and certification agency with recognition from home and abroad, as well as the main formulator of standards of power grid technology. We cordially invite all of you, whether you are a client or a partner, to join us on our exciting journey ahead.