The EPRA Vision
The Electric Power Reliability Alliance (EPRA) was formed for industrial and commercial electric power reliability professionals.
We are a “practitioner to practitioner” collaborative community, bringing proven and practical resources and shared experiences to electric power practitioners in the industrial and commercial markets.
We share tools, resources, and experiences and work towards better practices to advance electric power reliability—specifically for industrial and commercial organizations.
Why EPRA? Why now?
A reliable power system is the lifeblood of any production facility, distribution system, data center or commercial enterprise.
The industrial world has a strong maintenance and reliability focus on operations and production systems—vibration, lube and oil analysis, rotating equipment, etc.—but the electric power system has been largely absent from reliability programs. The assets that make up the power system have been the most trusted and robust asset class within industrial and commercial organizations, and this has caused a false sense of security and an organizational blind spot that must be addressed.
As we address aging infrastructures, automation, Machine Learning and Maintenance 4.0, it is critical that we include the power system in our reliability and maintenance plans. We must invest time, energy, and talent into understanding the health of these assets.
We must build systems and processes that increase the reliability of our electrical systems, at the most effective cost. As a community, we can work together to make a difference in our own organizations and across industrial America.
Access exclusive content, connect with peers online and face-to-face, and leverage the tools and expertise that will help you create a reliable electric power system.
Student Practitioner Members receive:
• Access to the MyEPRA portal (desktop and mobile), an online private members-only resource to collaborate, learn from other practitioners, and develop your career as an electric power reliability professional.
• Access to private, gated groups that align with your areas of interest and expertise.
• Access to exclusive articles, podcasts, video content, and presentations.
• Immersion in a community of collaborative relationships for practitioners to communicate within the Alliance.
• Connections to experienced peer professionals and SMEs for sharing better practices and industry standards.
• A platform to share better practices, standards, event experiences, and innovations and advancements in a private non-commercial protected environment, exclusively for members.
• Active planning and participation in regional and national events, such as the Electric Power Reliability Summit, Regional Power Intensives to serve plant staff, Power Training webinars and presentations, and Resource Practitioner Events.
• Input and support for the development and implementation of the Certified Electric Reliability Professional (CERP) and Certified Electric Reliability Technician (CERT) designations, to provide HR Training and Education guidance on staff development
• Tools and resources to enable you to communicate the Electric Power Reliability process to site or corporate leaders the impact that an electric power reliability program can have on reduced downtime, increased productivity, safety, and the environment.
• Early access to the latest technology and techniques for building and maintaining electric power systems along with the changes taking place in design, testing, maintenance and monitoring of the assets within these systems.
• Collaboration with with NETA, IEEE, SMRP, ReliabilityWeb, Reliable Plant and others to establish standards and guidelines which support our members.
• Exclusive links to discounted rates for career development through the upcoming Authorized Training Provider portal to valuable Resource Practitioners training, sharing their free and fee-based training.
• Gain technical and practical knowledge and expertise creating career advancement opportunities.
EPRA is the only organization of its kind focused exclusively on industrial and commercial reliability of electrical systems.
We’re here to create a legacy of knowledge for the current generation of practitioners and for the generations of practitioners to come.
Participate in regional and national EPRA events such as the Electric Power Reliability Summit and bi-monthly intensives throughout the US and Canada.
Search the MyEPRA Library for content and feature your company's insights via video, article, podcast, or the Practitioner Perspectives journal.
The MyEPRA portal is your one-stop resource for digital content, training, podcasts, tutorials, and online collaboration with members of your own organization, fellow EPRA members... and beyond.