David Porter is EPRI’s Vice President, Electrification & Sustainable Energy Strategy. In this role, he provides executive oversight and leadership to the teams responsible for EPRI’s research, development, and demonstration of electrification and customer solutions, sustainability and ecosystem stewardship, and environmental health and safety. EPRI’s work in these areas is key to a decarbonized economy-wide energy future including emphasis on equity and environmental justice as part of the development and deployment of technology.
Porter joined EPRI in July 2009 as a Senior Account Executive and moved to Executive Director Generation in July 2010 before transitioning to Director Strategic Accounts role in April 2012. Most recently, he was Director U.S. Accounts where he led both the U.S. and government account teams dedicated to the technology needs of major electric industry clients and select Federal and State governmental entities, respectively.
With more than 30 years of energy industry and executive leadership experience, Porter has worked across a variety of utility operations including power marketing, transmission, distribution, energy efficiency, customer programs and sustainability. Prior to his current role at EPRI, Porter held a variety of executive and management positions in the energy field at Florida Power Corporation and Duke Power, as well as in telecommunications and management consulting.
Porter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer.