How we are governed


  • Promote safe, efficient, cost-effective, environmentally sensible generation of non-motive electric power, at utility, industrial and community scale.
  • Provide a forward-looking technical strategy for disseminating mechanical engineering knowledge and best practice in the field of power engineering in the UK and world-wide.
  • Identify and evaluate new developments and emerging technologies in mechanical engineering with the potential to impact the power industries.
  • Provide a comprehensive source of technical information, through the journals and the Library service.
  • Provide an informed source of advice and guidance on power industry issues to Government and other decision makers.
  • Comment on relevant / significant issues in current affairs.
  • Link to the key employers / organisations to ensure activities remains business relevant.
  • Support a public agenda of themes to raise the profile of the engineering profession in the UK and internationally, particularly with students.
  • Promote professional development of members.
  • Engage with members and non-members by identifying Knowledge Transfer and Learned Society events.
  • Draft business plans for all Knowledge Transfer and Learned Society events.
  • Offer prizes and awards to recognise significant technical achievements as well as members’ personal achievements.
  • Link with other Institutions and Learned Societies in the achievement of these objectives.

The Division is overseen by a Board comprising leaders of industry, academics, and senior engineering specialists who together represent the engineers working in mechanical engineering fields related to power generation.  Up to twenty people sit on the Division Board which meets three times per year.

The Division has three technical sub-committees:

Each committee focuses on activities associated with generating electrical power, using that particular source of energy.  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)

A regional centre in the north west of England which organise a number of free events and evening lectures. It provides a forum in which engineering knowledge, experience and views can be exchanged between engineers working or connected with the power industries in the North West and Merseyside & North Wales regions of the Institution, and kindred institutions or associations.

Fields of engineering include steam plant, internal combustion engines, renewable energy, nuclear engineering and related energy topics.

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If you have a question or would like to get involved, contact our Governance and Engagement Team:

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