We talked with Arshad Mansoor, Senior Vice President, Research and Development for the Electric Power Research Institute
Arshad Mansoor is senior vice president of research and development for the Electric Power Research Institute, responsible for EPRI's portfolio of R&D and demonstration programs. Mansoor is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is a member of the board of The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: You have a very visible role at EPRI. What are the driving priorities or particular interests that you want to emphasize?
Arshad Mansoor: EPRI is great! We have almost eight hundred folks in different offices, and that gives me energy and drive for my work.
If you ask anybody at EPRI about our mission, they'll say that together we can shape the future of electricity. And make sure that it remains a reliable, affordable, sustainable, and safe form of energy for the foreseeable future.
Our priority is making sure that our research looks at how electricity can remain the driver of growth for the economy, for individuals, for heating our homes, and for lighting our life. I'd put that as a main focus that drives all of us.