What is CAPER?

CAPER is a membership driven consortium among several universities and numerous industry partners created to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive and integrated methodology for grid modernization. With an aging infrastructure, rising demands for cleaner electricity and extreme weather conditions, the nation’s utilities are working to meet these operational challenges while maintaining a resilient and reliable grid. As a collaborative effort, CAPER will develop research and demonstrate advanced technologies to meet the operational and expansion needs under uncertainties and an increased penetration of distributed renewable generation.

What is the mission and vision of CAPER?

Mission Statement: to advance, develop and promote research related to reliable and efficient management of the power grid, including modeling and analysis techniques for generation, transmission, and distribution planning and operation with and without presence of renewable energy resources.

Vision: to provide a cooperative industry-university forum to tackle the challenges faced by the power industry in the United States.

Who are the current Industry Members of CAPER?

  • Duke Energy
  • Dominion Energy

Who are prospective Industry Participants with CAPER?

  • ABB
  • Quanta Technology
  • EPRI
  • Santee Cooper
  • South Carolina Electric & Gas
  • DNV.GL
  • E4Carolinas
  • SEL
  • Energy United
  • Alstom

Who are the collaborating universities with CAPER?

  • Clemson University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte

What are the research themes focused on by CAPER?

  • Power Delivery Infrastructure and Systems
  • Power Utilization and Energy Efficiency
  • Power Generation, Storage and Integration
  • Energy Policy, Markets and Economics
  • Data Management, Analytics and Security

How can I receive more information about CAPER?

For more information regarding CAPER you may either Contact Us or download our brochure.

How can an organization become a CAPER member?

Please contact shannon.jenkins@charlotte.edu if you are interested in becoming a member.