Eskom's Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
A seat on the board of the international research organisation will give Eskom direct access to some of the most cutting edge energy research available.
It also offers the power utility a position to influence EPRI's strategic direction and work programme
Eskom Group Chief Executive Phakamani Hadebe congratulated Oberholzer on his appointment.
"We wish to congratulate Mr Oberholzer on his appointment as part of the Board at EPRI. This gives him an opportunity to further serve the broader energy industry over and above his responsibility of serving Eskom and South Africa," said Hadebe on Saturday.
EPRI conducts research and development related to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. EPRI's international participation extends to more than 30 countries, including South Africa.