Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute

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The Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI, Korean: 한국전기연구원) is a non-profit government-funded research institute in Republic of Korea. As of 2008, KERI has about 530 employees including 300 researchers.

KERI logo at KIMES
KERI booth at KIMES


Established in 1976, KERI (Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute) is a non-profit government-funded research organization that has been at the forefront of technological excellence. KERI has been contributing to research on electrotechnology and testing of power apparatus as a Korean government-sponsored institute. Main office is in Changwon, Republic of Korea and two branches are in Ansan and Uiwang, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. For last 30 years, accumulated expertise, dedicated facilities and innovative instruments have achieved impressive results in industry and in power business.


  • 1976.12.29 Korea Electric Research and Testing Institute(KERTI) was established
  • 1981.01.20 Korea Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Research Institute(KETRI) was established (Consolidation of KERTI and KTRI)
  • 1985.06.17 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute(KERI) was separated from KETRI


  • Electric Power Research Division
  • Industry Applications Research Division
  • Advanced Materials & Application Research Division
  • Electro-Fusion Technology Research Division
  • High Power High Voltage Testing & Evaluation Division
  • Power Apparatus Testing & Evaluation Division
  • Planning & Coordination Division
  • General Administration Division

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