Kurt E. Yeager retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in September 2004. Prior to joining EPRI in 1974, he worked for MIT Research, and the Environmental Protection Agency when it was created. After retiring from EPRI, Mr. Yeager created the non-profit Galvin Electricity Initiative with Robert Galvin, the father of the cell phone revolution, and he now is serving as Vice Chairman of the Initiative that is focused on transforming the reliability and value of U.S. electricity service.
Mr. Yeager is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has served on several National Academy of Engineering Committees and the Energy Research Advisory Board to the Secretary of Energy. He served as an Executive Counsel and Convening Lead Author for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) “Global Energy Assessment” report to the United Nations and the World Bank. Mr. Yeager has authored over 200 technical papers and publications on energy and environmental topics. Most recently, he co-authored with Bob Galvin the 2008 McGraw-Hill published book entitled, “Perfect Power”. He is now also a Senior Advisor to “Sustainable Silicon Valley” and the “Clean Coalition”.
On March 13, 2013, Mr. Yeager was awarded the 2013 EnergyBiz Lifetime Achievement Award.