About the Institute
The Perfect Power Institute™ (PPI) aims to help electricity industry stakeholders build the capability to accelerate investment and innovation that dramatically improves power system performance through education, evaluation and demonstration projects. PPI is motivated by the conviction that dramatic improvements in the electricity system is vital to ensuring U.S. cities and businesses continue to compete globally.
PPI has facilitated the development of the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal™ (PEER™) program. It is the nation's first comprehensive, consumer-centric, outcome-driven system for evaluating, designing, and rating electricity systems from a micro- to bulk-grid scale. Modeled after LEED for green buildings, PEER defines sustainable energy delivered to buildings. The PEER program addresses four categories of performance that matter most to customers: eliminating interruptions, improving safety, and power quality; being cost-competitive with greater transparency; increasing system efficiency and significantly reducing environmental impacts; and enabling customer and community participation in grid improvements.
The Institute is guided by a board of directors, advisory committees and partners, representing stakeholder groups whose meaningful contributions are necessary to achieve transformation within the electricity industry.
PPI is the evolution of the nonprofit Galvin Electricity Initiative. Founded by former Motorola CEO and esteemed leader of American industry Robert W. Galvin, the Initiative was launched following the massive Northeast blackout in 2003. The idea behind the Initiative was that a perfect electric power system — a system that never fails the consumer — is not just possible, but critical to ensuring a strong 21st century economy.
The Institute is a legacy to Bob Galvin’s lifelong commitment to making life better for all through innovation, the renewal of businesses and markets, and a pursuit of perfection. An independent nonprofit, the Institute will drive system transformation by gathering and implementing best practices in policy and system design, educating industry stakeholders and setting the standard for evaluating system performance via the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal™ (PEER™) program. Establishing standards for evaluating system performance and holding participants accountable is central to the Institute’s mission.