About the Power Industries Division
The Power Industries Division represents the engineers working in mechanical engineering fields related to power generation.
The division promotes safe, efficient, cost-effective, environmentally sensible generation of non-motive electric power at utility, industrial and community scale.
- Provides a forward-looking technical strategy for disseminating mechanical engineering knowledge and best practice in the field of power engineering
- Identifies and evaluates new developments and emerging technologies in mechanical engineering with the potential to impact the power industries
- Provides a comprehensive source of technical information
- Is an informed source of advice and guidance on power industry issues to Government and other decision-makers
- Comments on relevant or significant issues in current affairs
- Links to the key employers and organisations to ensure activities remains business relevant
- Raises the profile of the engineering profession in the UK and internationally, particularly with students
- Promotes professional development of members
- Offers prizes and awards to recognise significant technical achievements, as well as members’ personal achievements
- Links with other Institutions and Learned Societies in the achievement of these objectives.
The Division is overseen by a Board that comprises leaders of industry, academics, and senior engineering specialists. There are three technical sub-committees:
Through these committees the Power Industries Division is responsible for identifying a range of events throughout the year, which enable and encourage networking, refining of skills and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for mechanical engineers.
Power Industries Division North West Centre (PIDNWC) organises events and lectures.