Energy Policy Institute (EPI)

The Energy Policy Institute (EPI), located on the Boise State University campus, provides robust and timely research that meets the challenges of an increasingly carbon-constrained economy, which include the need for energy and environmental security, as well as sustainable economic development.

EPI has the unique capability to leverage the know-how of researchers and faculty from the CAES partners to match specific research projects and the needs of stakeholders and funding agencies at the international, national, regional, and local levels.

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Energy Efficiency Research Institute (CEERI)

The CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute (CEERI), based out of Boise State University, promotes the efficient and effective use of energy resources through cutting edge research, accessible education and effective outreach.

CEERI’s goals include developing energy efficiency concepts through research in applied technology and consumer behavior; providing specialized education for energy efficiency technicians, engineers and architects; evaluating existing energy-saving technologies; and creating infrastructure for the accelerated transfer of ideas from the institute to the marketplace.

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Recent Projects

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Online software tool for photovoltaic projects.

Turby the award-winning wind turbine

Boise State University wins Collegiate Wind Competition award.

Heavy Vehicle Simulator Helps Increase Fuel Efficiency

Upcoming Events

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Feb 22nd

4:00 - 6:45 pm

Engineering Your Future STEM Workshops & GridGame Competition Event

Contact: Brenda Greenhalgh

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Engineering Your Future STEM Workshops & GridGame Competition Event

Date: Feb 22, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017 Time: 4:00 - 6:45 pmContact: Brenda Greenhalgh

Location: 995 University Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, USA

FEBRUARY 22, 2017 4:00-6:45 P.M. CENTER FOR ADVANCED ENERGY STUDIES, 995 UNIVERSITY BLVD., IDAHO FALLS Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) are hosting the Engineering Your Future STEM Workshops & GridGame Competition Event February 22 in celebration of National Engineers Week February 19-25. This invitation-only event aimed at local high school and college students will feature several interactive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workshops; informational booths to learn more about professional societies, INL and CAES; a presentation on INL internships, a prize drawing, and will culminate with a GridGame Competition. During the competition, players will compete to acquire the most revenue from their microgrid by optimizing the use of resources (e.g., storage, generation, loads) while combating hackers trying to sabotage their control systems. In addition to competing against each other, teams will try to beat a challenge team led by Jackie Flowers from Idaho Falls Power. Teams will have very little time to practice at the event so it is advisable to download the game from the game website ( and practice beforehand. The team with the highest score in the competition round will be invited to attend the Eastern Idaho Engineers Week Banquet on February 23 in Idaho Falls at the Shilo Inn. To attend, RSVP to Brenda Greenhalgh (208.526.9399 or by February 17.

Sep 7th

All Day

2017 Energy Policy Research Conference


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2017 Energy Policy Research Conference

Date: Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017 All DayContact:

Location: Park City, UT, USA

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Energy Policy Research Conference will be held in beautiful Park City, Utah at The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort. The Call for Paper Proposals will be released in early 2017, so be sure to join our mailing list to get important updates about the conference! The 2016 Energy Policy Research Conference – EPRC6 — was held September 8-9, 2016 in Santa Fe, NM, and was a great success! A big thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Curt Hebert, Jr., our sponsors, and the fantastic presenters. Since 2011, the Energy Policy Research Conference has been bringing researchers together from across the nation and around the globe. To date, EPRC has been held in a number of different venues throughout the Western U.S., including Santa Fe, NM, Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, and Boise, ID!