Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry

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The Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI; 電力中央研究所) is a Japanese non-profit foundation that conducts research and development of technologies in a variety of scientific and technical fields related to the electric power industry. Also, CRIEPI researches many aspects of social matters through subordinate laboratories. CRIEPI not only engages in research and education in Japan, but also provides education, training and technology transfer worldwide.

It is similar to the U.S. EPRI, though its energy research extends into areas that could be considered to be in the domain of the USDOE's national laboratories in the United States, such as research and design of fission reactor concepts.

In 2004, CRIEPI developed a U.S. presence due to the proposed Galena Nuclear Power Plant in Galena, Alaska, that is proposed to use an advanced reactor design – the Toshiba 4S – developed by Toshiba Corporation and CRIEPI.


  • Education and training
    • Technology exchange course
    • CRIEPI technical courses
    • On-site technical training, lectures, etc.
    • Educational support
  • Technology transfer
    • Technology licensing and transfer
    • Leverage of intellectual property
    • Sample provision service
    • Proposal and development of new projects

Research laboratories[edit]

  • Socio-economic research center
    • Human factor research center
  • System engineering research laboratory
  • Nuclear technology research laboratory
    • Radiation safety research center
  • Civil engineering research laboratory
    • Nuclear fuel cycle backend research center
  • Environmental science research laboratory
    • Solution center for environmental issues
  • Electric Power Engineering Research Laboratory (EPERL)
    • High power testing laboratory
  • Energy engineering research laboratory
  • Materials science research laboratory
    • Performance Demonstration center (PD center)


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