The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is the power house of the Indian electrical industry. Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was established by the Government of India in 1960 and was re-organized into an autonomous society under Ministry of Power in 1978 to serve the country as a National Level Laboratory for applied research in the field of power engineering and also to function as an independent authority for testing, evaluation and certification of electrical equipment and components. The affairs of the society are managed by Governing Council with Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Power as its President. The Governing Council has representation from various Ministries of Government of India, Utilities and Manufacturers etc. CPRI's governing body includes eminent professionals from industries & utilities, prestigious academic and research institutions & the government. It employs over 300 highly qualified and experienced engineers & scientists besides other supporting staff.
CPRI provides training in several areas of power system to Utilities in India, Bhutan, Malaysia, and Bangladesh & to distribution engineers of Power Utilities under 'Distribution Reforms Up gradation Management' scheme.


The laboratory of CPRI has been accredited by National & International bodies such as:
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories (NABL),
  • Member of Short Circuit Testing Liaison (STL) of Europe,
  • Research and Consultancy activities have been certified for ISO-9001 by NVT, KEMA
  • INTERTEK ASTA (Association for Short Circuit Testing Authorities), UK
  • CPRI has been recognized as approved test house by various Power Utilities in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, and Far East & Countries of Africa.
The other activities of the Institute are:

1.    Third Party Inspection Services for Electricity Boards & Utilities
2.   Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics
3.   Energy Audit
4.   Customized Training Programmers
5.   Power System studies covering Load Flow, Short Circuit and Relay Coordination
6.   Seismic Qualification of Power Equipment
7.   Utilization and Industrial Solid wastes to useful value added products for the benefits of industry
8.   Protocol Testing 

Contact Details :-

Address: Govindpura, Bhopal – 462023, Madhya Pradesh, India
Phone: +91(0)755 2586997
Fax: +91 (0)755 2587774
GEO: 22.689552, 77.290406


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