Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is the power house of the Indian electrical industry. Set up in 1960 by the Government of India, it functions as a centre for applied research in electrical power engineering assisting the electrical industry in product development and quality assurance. CPRI also serves as an independent authority for testing and certification of power equipment. CPRI's governing body includes eminent professionals from industries & utilities, prestigious academic and research institutions & the Government.

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Shri. B A Sawale

Director General


Welcome to the official website of Central Power Research Institute (CPRI). This website provides an overview of the research and testing activities over the past 60...

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Beta version release of ‘SMITHA V1.0’ on Wednesday, 17th May 2023 in virtual mode   Download




Shri B A Sawale, DG, CPRI - has been recognised with IEC 1906 award 2023 for his expert contribution in IEC T13 committee.   Download




Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) has received certificate of appreciation form Ministry of Power for commendable performace - Swatchatha Pakhwada 2023   Download




CPRI has signed an MoU for research and academic collaboration with IIT Mandi, on 9th September 2023   Download

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Online Test Booking Request

CPRI offers this service for all laboratories of CPRI

Pay Online

CPRI provides online payment facility for testing and calibration

Test Report Verification

CPRI provides the facility to verify whether the test report/test certificate was issued by CPRI to the manufacturer


  • NABCB Accreditation for CPRI
  • NABL Certificate for Bengaluru Unit in the field of Testing, Electro Technical and Calibration
  • NABL Certificate for Bhopal Unit in the field of Testing, Electro Technical and Thermal Calibration
  • NABL Certificate for Hyderabad Unit in the field of Testing
  • NABL Certificate for NOIDA Unit in the field of Testing
  • NABL Certificate for Kolkata Unit in the field of Testing
  • Central Boilers Board Certificate for TRC Nagpur
  • ASTA Certificate
Field / Onsite Testing

Consultancy is one of the important activity of the Institute through which the expertise and facilities are applied for explicit...

Third Party Inspection

With experience and expertise gained over the years in testing, CPRI is helping the utilities by extending its services like third party...

Vendor Analysis

CPRI carries out Vendor Analysis / Assessment for Power Utilities. The assignment involves detailed Technical Audit of Vendor Technical...

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