The Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (IDGTE) has rebranded as the Institution of Power Engineers (IPowerE). This name change reflects the 106 year old institution’s evolving focus and commitment to the latest technologies in a changing landscape of power and power generation.
The IPE is a Professional Affiliate of the Engineering Council and provides a route to professional registration for suitably qualified and experienced engineers and technicians at all levels - Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Engineering Technician (EngTech).
The name change reflects the Institution’s growing scope, which has broadened from diesel and gas turbines to include broader power technologies, including energy networks, hybrid drive systems, mechanical drive, rail traction and marine propulsion. In recent years the Institution has run conference and seminar events on topics including the security of electricity supply networks, renewable fuel sources, energy storage technologies, hybrid power systems and microgrids as well as the development of reciprocating engines and gas turbines.
The Institution’s new name was formally announced at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on 6 November 2019, was attended by senior members of industry and academia, at which President Scott Taylor CEng took up his position. Scott said: “This is an exciting time for the Institution and I am extremely honoured to be the latest President of this esteemed professional engineering institution. With the power world looking at the 5Ds – Decarbonisation, Decentralisation, Democratisation, Digitalisation and Deregulation.”
The IPowerE’s web address is now www.ipowere.org