The Energy Policy and Innovation Center at Georgia Tech was launched in the Fall of 2016 to conduct research, provide information, and coordinate related activities with leaders and innovators in the energy industry. By partnering with a variety of individuals and organizations, such as scientists, researchers, utility companies, and nonprofits, the Center will explore the intersection of policy and technology and draw upon the extensive expertise in the Southeast.
Attended by approximately 200 energy-industry professionals, the INTERSECT Conference provided information on national energy challenges, perspectives on approaches to deploying clean, reliable and affordable power in the U.S. with an emphasis on unique regional challenges and methods to expand industry innovation. Read more about the conference here.
As of 2018, the EPICenter has announced several request for proposals for researchers within the Georgia Tech community, individually or in collaboration with public and private entities within their Southeastern U.S. networks. In keeping with the operative scope for the Center, these entities can include universities, national labs, think tanks, NGO’s, or other research centers.
In executing its mission, EPICenter draws upon voluntary contributions from external organizations. The center is funded by an endowment and annual cash gifts to the Georgia Tech Foundation, and receives additional support in the form of personnel time and other in-kind contributions. Input from external entities that accompanies support, including recommendations related to center studies or operations, is subject to the discretion of EPICenter leadership. Similarly, no particular work product, findings, or implied results of center deliverables shall be linked, or give the perception of being linked, to a specific donation by any individual participant.
We would like to thank the following organizations for their gifts and in-kind support: American Electric Power, Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, Ford Motor Co., General Electric, Oak Ridge National Lab, Siemens, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, Southern Research Institute, Tennessee Valley Authority, and The Southern Company.