Located on the campus of UNC Charlotte, the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) was formed through private and public funding in response to the need to supply well-educated and highly trained engineers qualified to meet the demands of the energy industry, and to provide sustainable support for applied research. Offering a collaborative industry/academic partnership, EPIC produces a technical workforce and advancements in technology for the global energy industry while supporting the Carolinas’ multi-state economic and energy security.

With a state-of-the-art research center, EPIC provides education and applied research opportunities to students with energy-related interests. Our industry-education partnerships unite students, faculty, and industrial partners to collaborate on interdisciplinary research and learning with a particular focus on energy research and education.

EPIC’s energy curriculum teaches students project management, collaborative teamwork, risk analysis, and leadership skills. Our facilities assist the energy industry, training the next generation of energy professionals who will deliver new and creative solutions for the energy community.


GigaWatt Members

duke energy
siemens energy

MegaWatt Members

energy united
onward energy

KiloWatt Members

burns mcdonnell
power engines