About the Energy Policy Institute & Center for Advanced Energy Studies

The Energy Policy Institute is an integral part of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), which is a public/private partnership between the Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, and the University of Wyoming. EPI provides robust and timely research that meets the challenges of an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, which include the need for energy and environmental security, as well as sustainable economic development. More



2015 EPRC a Huge Success!

The 2015 Energy Policy Research Conference was held on September 10-11th in Denver, and it was a huge success! We received many quality presentations, and participants took advantage of the opportunity to network to create more successes in the field of energy research. We received many compliments about the quality and necessity of the conference. Make sure to be on the lookout for the 2015 EPRC Symposium issue of The Electricity Journal, which will feature select papers from this year's conference. Mark your calendars for next year's conference, which will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 8-9, 2016!

US-Canadian Electric Transmission Workshop

EPI has been awarded an NSF grant to hold a workshop on US-Canadian electric transmission issues and challenges to harmonization. EPI and Director David Solan are also partnering on the project with the US Department of Energy and Washington DC-based think tank Resources for the Future. This is the 3rd NSF-funded project for electric transmission planning and renewables integration for EPI, and 2nd partnering with Resources for the Future.