Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is the power house of the Indian electrical industry. Set up in 1960 by the Government of India, it functions as a centre for applied research in electrical power engineering assisting the electrical industry in product development and quality assurance. CPRI also serves as an independent authority for testing and certification of power equipment. CPRI's governing body includes eminent professionals from industries & utilities, prestigious academic and research institutions & the government. 

With its state-of-the art infrastructure and expertise, CPRI has made significant contributions to the power sector in the country for improved planning, operation and control of power systems. Besides in-house R&D, CPRI also...

With its quality of output on par with International standards CPRI offers specialized services on the performance, evaluation and certification of different kinds of power equipment like Switchgear, Fuse Gears, Transformers, Cables,...

CPRI offers expert consultancy services in the areas of Transmission and Distribution Systems, Power Quality, Energy Auditing, Conductor Vibration, Power System Instrumentation. Transformer Oil Reclamation, new materials for Power System...

CPRI's laboratories are accredited under National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) as per ISO/IEC 17025 standards.


With its head office located at Bangalore, the Institute has Seven state-of-the-art infra-structure facilities at Bhopal, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Noida, Kolkata, Guwahati.

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V.S Nanda Kumar, Director General

It is a matter of immense pleasure to see the CPRI vision of strengthening our Research. It is a matter of immense pleasure to see the CPRI vision of strengthening our Research. It is a matter of immense pleasure to see the CPRI vision of strengthening our...

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  • Apr 27 2021
    The Visiting Medical Officers are available for tele-medical Consultations to the employee and pensioners.
  • Mar 26 2019
    "POWER RESEARCH-A Journal of CPRI is now available online"
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  • Certificate Of CPRI ISO 9001 : 2015
  • ASTA Certificate
  • Recognition from BIS, for CPRI Bengaluru and Recognition Scheme 2018 for CPRI STDS-Bhopal
  • NABL Certificate for Bangalore Unit in the field of Testing and Electro Technical Calibration
  • DLMS USER ASSOCIATION for Acknowledgement of Membership
  • NABL Certificate for Bhopal Unit in the field of Testing, Electro Technical and Thermal Calibration
  • NABL Certificate for Hyderabad Unit in the field of Testing
  • NABL Certificate for NOIDA Unit in the field of Testing

Field / Onsite Testing

  • Consultancy is one of the important activity of the Institute through which the expertise and facilities are applied for explicit...

Third Party Inspection

  • With experience and expertise gained over the years in testing, CPRI is helping the utilities by extending its services like third party...

Vendor Analysis

CPRI carries out Vendor Analysis / Assessment for Power Utilities. The assignment involves detailed Technical Audit of Vendor Technical...

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