About Us

NCREPT (National Center for Reliable Power Transmission) was established for the purpose of investigating solid-state solutions for the electric power grid including protection devices and FACTS as well as energy storage and distributed generation applications. NCREPT is involved in five areas of research that impact the realization of power electronics solutions: 1) Power Electronic Design and Modeling. 2) Power Electronic Packaging. 3) Power Electronic Testing. 4) Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design. 5) Sensors and Controls.

The University is home to the most comprehensive university-based electronic packaging facility available in the United States. The Low-Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) Laboratory coupled with thin and thick film processing laboratories provides a full range of electronic packaging. Further, accelerated testing equipment is available to perform reliability studies.

NCREPT is a 7,000 square foot, $5M, national-caliber power electronic test facility with three 2 MVA distribution-level test circuits. This medium voltage test facility is capable of 3-phase test circuit regeneration at the 2 MVA level at 480 V, 4.16 kV and 13.8kV. NCREPT also can be reserved (on a fee basis) to support IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 testing of grid-interface equipment, and has successfully supported 3rd-party certifications. The facility has the capability to test truck bed-mounted equipment within its bays. Current DC capability is 750kW. Variable voltage, variable frequency 3-phase power is available at the 750 kVA level. The NCREPT center supports three tiers of service to provide the most economical testing support possible to NCREPT users.

For information about testing and center capabilities, please download the NCREPT brochure PDF, or contact the NCREPT Interim Managing Director,  Chris Farnell.

Exterior of NCREPT

We are located in the Arkansas Research and Technology Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

2055 South Innovation Way
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-4487

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) to NCREPT
Drake Field to NCREPT