Randy Horton

Senior Program Manager

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)


Dr. Randy Horton is a Senior Program Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). 

In his current role, Dr. Horton leads EPRI’s high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) research project as well as Grid Operations & Planning’s research activities related to bulk-power system resiliency and restoration. 

Prior to joining EPRI in April 2016, Dr. Horton was Manager of the Stability and Special Studies group at Southern Company Services, Inc. Dr. Horton has worked in various positions of increasing responsibility at both Southern Company (1999-2010, 2012-2016) and EPRI (2010-2012). Dr. Horton has extensive experience in modeling (time-domain and frequency-domain) and analysis of electric power systems. His expertise includes: power system stability, protective relaying, transient phenomenon, power quality and analysis of geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) and HEMP impacts on the bulk-power system. 

Dr. Horton has published numerous technical papers and reports, and has served in leadership roles in various industry activities. Dr. Horton had the privilege of serving as Vice Chair of the NERC Standards Development Team responsible for developing the first-ever GMD-related reliability standards (EOP-010 and TPL-007), and has held leadership roles in IEEE including serving as Chair of the Working Group on Field Measured Overvoltages and their Analysis, Secretary of IEEE Std. 519 (Harmonics), and Secretary of IEEE Std. 1453 (Flicker). 

Dr. Horton earned the PhD degree in electrical engineering from University of Alabama, the Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University, and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Horton is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama.