CPRI Overview

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. 


Research & Development

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 undertakes sponsored research projects from manufacturers and other agencies in different areas of specialization.


Evaluation & Testing

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, Capacitors, Insulating Materials and Systems, Transmission Line Towers, Liquid Dielectrics and Non-Conventional Energy Devices in its seven laboratories spread all over India.


Consultancy Services

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 application, High Power, Extra High Voltage and related fields.


Quality Certification

CPRI's laboratories are accredited under

  • National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) to carry out Product Certification as per ISO/IEC 17065
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) as per ISO/IEC 17025 standards like CESI of Italy, EdF of France, and EPRI of USA.

CPRI Consultancy, Research & Sponsored projects are covered under ISO 9001 certifications.


CPRI Units

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