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National Electric Energy Testing, Research & Applications Center


Welcome to the web site of Georgia Tech's National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC).

NEETRAC is a self supporting, membership based center within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. Our goal is to help the electric utility industry solve genuine problems associated with the complex task of transmitting and distributing electric energy.

The field of electric energy is faced with changing regulations, emerging technologies, and the approaching integration of utility services. As these changes take place, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, and related industries are faced with imperatives to allocate resources cost-effectively, to develop and deploy new technologies, and to recruit and retain educated talent to lead them through these changes. NEETRAC works closely with our Members to help them meet these new challenges.

NEETRAC is uniquely positioned to provide a wide array of analytical, engineering, research and testing support. We work with our Members and the significant technological resources of Georgia Tech on both collaborative and proprietary projects. Our activities in the transmission and distribution arena include:

  • Research and testing programs to evaluate new and existing components and materials
  • Analytical studies to optimize system assets or evaluate the impact of applying new technologies
  • Development of applied testing methodologies to assess the performance of new materials and devices
  • Coordinating and leading efforts to improve industry standards
  • Documenting and preserving utility system best practices
  • Pre-competitive research to develop new electric utility grid technologies
  • Engaging undergraduate and graduate students in electric utility research opportunities to attract new talent to our industry.

We invite you to explore the NEETRAC web site to learn more about our capabilities, services and activities.

Salvador Palafox

NEETRAC Director

Last revised on February 24, 2021