The Edison Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of electricity to families, businesses, and industries worldwide. Furthering Thomas Alva Edison’s spirit of invention, the Foundation works to encourage a greater understanding of the production, delivery, and use of electric power to foster economic progress; to ensure a safe and clean environment; and to improve the quality of life for all people. The Edison Foundation provides knowledge, insight, and leadership to achieve its goals through research, conferences, grants, and other outreach activities. The Edison Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors of electric industry Chief Executives.


About the Institute for Electric Innovation

IEI focuses on advancing the adoption of new technologies that improve the customer experience by enhancing how electric companies engage with customers to strengthen and transform the energy grid. IEI’s members are the investor-owned electric companies that represent about 70 percent of the U.S. electric power industry. The membership is committed to an affordable, reliable, secure, and clean energy future.

IEI promotes the sharing of information, ideas, and experiences among regulators, policymakers, technology companies, thought leaders, and the electric power industry. IEI also identifies policies that support the business case for the adoption of cost-effective technologies.

IEI is governed by a Management Committee of electric industry Chief Executive Officers. In addition, IEI has a select group of technology companies on its Technology Partner Roundtable.

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About the Institute for the Energy Transition

Electric companies are leading a clean energy transition and are committed to getting the energy they provide as clean as they can as fast as they can, while keeping customer reliability and affordability front and center.

To achieve this goal, new clean energy technologies will be needed. The Edison Foundation Board launched IET in 2023 to ensure that industry leaders, regulators, policymakers, and other stakeholders, including the public, have up-to-date information about the development of these technologies, as well as the barriers to their deployment. Clean energy technologies that IET is focused on include advanced renewables and nuclear energy, clean fuels like hydrogen and ammonia, advanced and long-duration energy storage, and carbon capture and storage.

Like IEI, IET promotes the sharing of information, ideas, and experiences among regulators, policymakers, technology companies, thought leaders, and the electric power industry. IET will use a variety of tools to educate stakeholders about the pace of the clean energy transition and efforts to accelerate the development and deployment of critical clean energy technologies.

IET is governed by and reports to the Edison Foundation Board.

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Edison Foundation Board

  • Chair - Warner L. Baxter 
    Executive Chairman, Ameren Corporation (ret.)
  • Nicholas K. Akins 
    Executive Chair, American Electric Power (ret.)
  • Gerard Anderson
    Executive Chair, DTE (ret.)
  • Theodore F. Craver 
    Chairman, President & CEO, Edison International (ret.)
  • Thomas A. Fanning
    Executive Chair, Southern Company (ret.)
  • Ben Fowke
    Executive Chair, Xcel Energy (ret.)
    Interim CEO and President, American Electric Power
  • Lynn Good
    Chair & CEO, Duke Energy 
  • Thomas R. Kuhn
    President & CEO, Edison Electric Institute (ret.)
  • Pedro J. Pizarro
    President & CEO, Edison International
  • Maria Pope
    President & CEO, Portland General Electric
  • Patricia Vincent-Collawn
    Chairman & CEO, PNM Resources

Edison Foundation Officers

  • Dan Brouillette
  • Brian L. Wolff
    Executive Vice President
  • Emily Sanford Fisher
    Executive Vice President
  • Philip Dion
    Senior Vice President
  • Eric Holdsworth
    Executive Director, Institute for the Energy Transition
  • Adam Cooper
    Executive Director, Institute for Electric Innovation
  • Victoria Calderon
    Corporate Secretary
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