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Welcome to IPowerE


Our mission is to serve our members and the industry by encouraging the sharing of knowledge in the field of power and energy and to advance conceptual thought, design, development, manufacture, application, operation and maintenance of power and energy plant and systems.


We strive to be the leading independent international forum for networking and promotion of knowledge in the field of power and energy.

You are invited to be part of IPowerE. Join a unique professional organisation dedicated to your industry and
extend your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by participating in IPowerE meetings, technical visits
and networking opportunities.

Join Now: As a Member you get access to the on-line library and receive past technical papers published in
our quarterly journal “
Power Engineer” free of charge.   

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Have an article published in the Journal

ThThe IPowerE welcomes technical articles for publication from members and non-members. They can relate to your recent experiences or those sometime in the past.

We are interested in articles which cover topics such as,

-  A description of a new plant or process, commissioning experience of      such plant or processes, Performance of such plant.

-  A description of a new development/ process

-  Personal experience of a particular period as an engineer

We invite you to send in ideas or your completed articles, and they will be considered for publication in the Journal.

An article would be a welcome contribution to the Institution.

Please send in any ideas and suggestions for articles to the Bedford office.  In the first instance provide the title of your proposed article and a one paragraph introduction.

IPowerE’s Operational Report

New Submissions Welcomed

The IPowerE Annual Operational Report is an important report and a unique compilation of data of value to the Power Industry worldwide, including owners, operators, financial bodies, manufacturers and consulting engineers. The report is made available to all Contributing Power Owners/ Operators and all IPowerE members. Our objective is to encourage the sharing of information within the power industry for improved availability, reliability and safety of operations in the industry as a whole.  Contributors provide data for the report covering engines and all forms of generating plant including reciprocating engines, gas turbines, combined cycle plants, conventional steam plant, hydro plants and renewables including solar, wind, and hydro plants.

We invite you to review the Operational Report page

        Submission details

    Technology Seminar and 73rd Annual Luncheon

Thursday 28 April, 2022 Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge,London

20/20 Vision: Powering a New Decade

IPowerE’s 2021 Technology Seminar and Luncheon is to be held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge.  The day will commence at 10.00am with a technology seminar, followed by a 3-course luncheon and guest speakers in the afternoon.  

The morning seminar will comprise a multi-stream programme covering a range of technologies and subject matter.

The annual seminar and luncheon is well established as a key event in the calendar of the power and prime mover industries and is an occasion not to be missed.  Catch up on the latest technology developments and hear and engage with internationally renowned speakers, network with other members, clients, colleagues and friends, old and new.

Principal Guest:  Dr Cathy McClay, Head of Strategy at Sembcorp Energy

Guest Speaker:  Mandy Hickson, Former Royal Air Force Fast Jet (Tornado) Pilot

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Ttickets booked for 2020 will be carried over to the new event.

Book your table (or ticket)

Book your places now and take the opportunity to network with members, clients and colleagues both old and new, plus the chance to hear and engage with internationally renowned speakers.

Ticket  price

£150.00 (£125.00 +VAT)

Company tables seating 8, 10 or 12 are available.

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Luncheon Menu                                        Event Drinks List                                        Drinks Pre-Order Form                            Information (unpriced)

Webinar Series-The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

(Open to non-members)

The last in the series 17th November 2021 10am - 12pm

Prof G Hughes - School of Economics - University of Edinburgh “Ten Point Plan and Market Intervention”

The presentation will examine the economic issues involved in developing hydrogen production, transmission and distribution systems to meet distributed heating demand using actual data and the lessons that can be learned from other networks.

On the supply side it will contrast steam reforming (blue hydrogen) with electrolysis (green hydrogen) relying on different sources of electricity including nuclear power, intermittent renewables and novel forms of gas generation. A point worth emphasizing is that the costs of CO2 transport and storage are a critical, but often neglected,

element in understanding the economics of hydrogen production systems.

Dr Tom Houghton - Principal Consultant - E4tech

“What are the possible market implications of sector coupling through power-to-gas?”

Tom Houghton leads the System Transition Enablers sector at E4tech, bringing expertise from finance, industry and academia to bear on energy systems problems. He has led studies into the role that hydrogen and fuel cells can play in future decarbonisation pathways, and projects relating to the power and energy sectors, from tariff reform to power grid innovation. Specialised in hydrogen economics, Tom has worked in academia internationally, the power sector with Alstom and in banking.

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