Welcome to the web site of the West Virginia-U.S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (WV-DOE EPSCoR). Energy has been identified by the West Virginia EPSCoR Advisory Committee and the West Virginia Science and Technology Council (WV STAC) to be a focal area of research important to the state.
West Virginia is proud to have received the highest rating for research for its State Implementation Plan proposal on advancing state-of-the-art electric power transmission and distribution systems under a deregulated, restructured utility environment. We are also pleased to have received a second SIP award for fuel cell research. Many of our state's researchers have also enjoyed success through the Laboratory Partnership Program.
The WV-DOE EPSCoR program is coordinated for the state through the offices of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) at West Virginia University, Dr. Richard A. Bajura, Director.