IEPE was created in 1999 on the basis of Electrical Power Engineering department, keeping its traditions and experience alive that were gained over more than half a century of activities. IEPE includes 6 departments. At the Institute there are trained bachelors and masters in the field of study "Electrical Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering". IEPE is distinguished by its highly qualified higher-education teaching personnel. IEPE has made a significant contribution to the training of engineers and experts for more than 60 countries, as well as to the development of fundamental investigations and applied research on the issues of electrical power engineering. More than 10 employees are members of CIGRE Russian National Committee and CIGRE RNC Youth Section, and they are also members of International Electrical Committee and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Over the past couple of years, a number of significant IEPE projects have been implemented: “Young Research Engineer” International Summer School (since 2014), “Young Power Engineer” School (since 2015), “Technologies for Electricity Transportation and Distributed Smart Grid” NTI MPEI Center with the support of FGC UES PJSC to implement the plan of the Ministry of Energy of Russia concerning the digital transformation of electrical power engineering (since 2018).