PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24, 2004 — Clark W. Gellings, vice president of Power Delivery and Markets for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), has been elected to a two-year term as president of the United States National Committee of CIGRE (Conference Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques a Haute Tension). CIGRE is the permanent international council on large electric systems. Gellings’ term begins January 2005.
A non-government, non-profit association headquartered in Paris, CIGRE’s aim is to develop and distribute technical knowledge relating to the generation and delivery of electricity using large electrical systems. Participating in the CIGRE forum are some 4700 individuals, more than 800 energy, scientific or technical organizations, and 80 educational institutions in more than 80 countries.
CIGRE activities cover all the main themes of concern to the field of electricity generation and transmission including the organization, development and adaptation of transmission and distribution systems and technologies, processes for achieving optimal efficiency and longevity from electrical equipment, and methods of analyzing the impact of the electricity industry on the environment. Visit CIGRE at www.cigre.org.
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., was established in 1973 as a non-profit center for public interest energy and environmental research. EPRI’s collaborative science and technology development program now spans nearly every area of power generation, delivery and use. More than 1,000 energy organizations and public institutions in 40 countries draw on EPRI’s global network of technical and business expertise. Visit EPRI at www.epri.com.