The Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM) is a part of Washington & Jefferson College, a private liberal arts institution, located in southwestern Pennsylvania. The CEPM was formed in 2012, just as shale gas production in the region began to boom. While shale gas development has been a major research focus since the Center's inception, the CEPM is interested in fostering the development of energy policy that has a place for all energy sources.
The CEPM has a full-time staff that collaborates regularly with a network of universities, researchers, and non-profits from across the country. In addition, the CEPM receives guidance from an Advisory Group composed of academicians, practitioners, and professionals from a variety of fields. The Advisory Group meets on a quarterly basis.