Clark Gellings named EPRI vice president for power delivery and utilization

Palo Alto, Calif., March 18, 2002 — Clark W. Gellings was appointed to the position of Vice President, Power Delivery and Utilization sector, of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), effective Monday.

A long-time senior executive at EPRI, Gellings will have responsibility for the direction of the sector’s R&D program, which includes overhead/underground transmission, power system planning and operation, transmission substations, electricity distribution systems, and end use technologies.

In making the announcement, EPRI’s president and CEO, Kurt Yeager said, “Clark is superbly qualified to lead the sector. An electrical engineer by training, a fellow of the IEEE, and, for many years the leader of EPRI’s energy utilization programs, he has demonstrated technical leadership, creativity, and boundless energy in his commitment to increasing the value of electricity to society.”

Gellings succeeds Dr. Karl Stahlkopf, who has accepted a senior management position with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), an EPRI member utility.

Gellings, 57, joined EPRI in 1982, holding various senior positions in the area of energy utilization, becoming Vice President of Customer Systems, Vice President of Client Relations, Vice President of Retail Energy and most recently, Vice President of Technology Initiatives. Prior to joining EPRI he worked for Public Service Electric and Gas Company for 14 years.

He is one of the early pioneers of demand-side management and the author or co-author of 10 books and over 350 articles or papers.

Gellings is a registered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and a Vice President of the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE’ (International Council on Large Electric Systems). He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Management Science.

Gellings and his wife live in Morgan Hill, Calif. They are the parents of two grown children.

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.

For information about EPRI’s programs, visit the EPRI Destinations website at

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