The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional body for the energy industry, developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. The EI supports over 23,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 companies worldwide, providing learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications. A registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter in 2003, the EI serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters. The EI is licensed by the Engineering Council (UK) to offer Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to engineers, the Science Council to award Chartered Scientist status, and also licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist status.

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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Energy - Energy Utilities
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
2003
Employees:
11-100
Turnover:
1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €

The EI was set up in 2003 as a result of a merger between the Institute of Petroleum (IP) and the Institute of Energy (InstE).  Both Institutes had a proud and distinguished heritage developed over many years supporting their particular energy sectors. Increasingly these sectors have converged, creating an integrated global energy market which has been mirrored by the development of the Energy Institute - established to address both the depth and breadth of the subject.

As a member of the Professional Associations Research Network, the EI is:

• keeping up-to-date with the latest sector research and best practice guidance
• equipped through training and events to deal with the challenges professional bodies face
• part of an active network of professional bodies that learn from each other

In a competitive world, the professional body is a vital partner to individuals wanting to boost their career or to organisations wanting to contribute to the advancement of industry knowledge.

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 23,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 companies worldwide.  The EI provides learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications.

The EI is licensed by

  • the Engineering Council to award Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to engineers,
  • the Science Council to award Chartered Scientist status, and
  • the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist status.

It has also been granted the rights to award Chartered Energy Engineer, Chartered Petroleum Engineer and Chartered Energy Manager titles by the Privy Council.

Purpose
To develop and disseminate knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system.  In fulfilling this mission, the EI addresses the depth and breadth of the energy sector, from fuels and fuel distribution to health and safety, sustainability and the environment. It also informs policy by providing a platform for debate and scientifically-sound information on energy issues.

Strategic aims
The strategic aims of the EI are:

  • Developing knowledge to improve understanding
  • Delivering the skills needed
  • Driving up standards, promoting excellence in practice

Core values
Independence:
answerable only to good method, evidence and public benefit.
Good science: use of science based on evidence and information sharing.
Professionalism: high standards, personal responsibility and continuous development.
Collaboration: working with partners to achieve shared aims.
Transparency: an open, honest and ethical approach in everything we do.
Respect: recognising and respecting diversity of ideas and people.
Worldwide: reflecting both the global and local nature of energy issues.

The Energy Institute is committed to:

  • provide professional recognition.
  • provide knowledge and information through conferences, technical publications and journals and online activities.
  • provide extensive technical and scientific support across the energy industries.
  • provide education, training and library information services.
  • develop technical solutions and good practice guidance on health, safety and environment issues in partnership with industry.
  • stimulate and facilitate policy debate and influence.
  • offer regional, national and international networks to bring the energy community together
  • support individuals' development and recognise their achievement.

A registered charity, the EI serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters.

As a member of the Professional Associations Research Network, the EI is:

• keeping up-to-date with the latest sector research and best practice guidance
• equipped through training and events to deal with the challenges professional bodies face
• part of an active network of professional bodies that learn from each other

The Energy Institute was created in 2003 by the merger of two key energy organisations:
the Institute of Petroleum (IP) and the Institute of Energy (InstE).

Both Institutes had a proud and distinguished heritage developed since the 1920s supporting their respective energy sectors. Increasingly these sectors have converged, creating an integrated global energy market which has been mirrored by the development of the Energy Institute - established to address both the depth and breadth of the subject.

In 2014, the EI celebrated its centenary to mark the creation in 1914 of the oldest of the EI's founding organisations, the Institution of Petroleum Technologists, running a series of initiative to celebrate the contribution that the energy industry has made to human progress since then.

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Every year, the Energy Institute (EI) Awards recognise individuals and organisations in the global energy industry for setting new standards of excellence and innovation in their daily activities.

Over the past 200 years, world economies have become increasingly reliant on energy to sustain their growth. At a time when the energy industry faces the challenge of ensuring international security of supply whilst meeting climate change mitigation requirements, the people’s ability to develop and deliver the technologies and initiatives to succeed is critical.

As the leading professional body for the industry, delivering good practice and professionalism across all energy fields, the EI is ideally placed to run Awards celebrating energy professionals who have raised the benchmarks of competence and dedication to their work.

Entries are judged by an independent panel of energy professionals across eight different categories: Communication, Community Initiative, Energy Excellence, Environment, Innovation, Individual Achievement, Safety and Technology. Full details on the judging criteria for each category can be found on this website.

The EI Awards present an ideal opportunity to seek independent recognition for a particular project or an individual person, to celebrate and raise the profile of your achievements. The EI Awards recognise the contribution and value to society made every day by those working in the energy industry.

The EI Awards will be held on 14 November 2013 at the Sheraton Park Lane, London.

Deadline for entries: 28 June 2013

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Become an individual member of the Energy Institute (EI)

Over 2,000 energy professionals join us each year. Why? Because as the only professional body to serve the entire energy sector, we provide our members with access to a wide range of career-enhancing benefits, including unique professional qualifications, extensive knowledge and information services, and tailored professional development.

If you are new to the industry…

Develop your career with the EI   

You might be an undergraduate student, a postgraduate student, or have recently graduated in energy. Or you may be someone without any specific energy-related qualifications. If so you can join quickly and easily at the pre-professional level.

If you are experienced….

Let us recognise your achievements

If you have over four years’ experience in working in the energy industry, we have a wide range of professional and chartered professional membership options for you. Some of them are unique to the EI and so not available from any other professional body.

Check your profile here. Look at our 7 steps to Chartered status. Then see our professional pages for more information, application forms and guidance notes.

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The Crown Estate and the Energy Institute (EI) have collaborated on the development of this publication which aims to support the safe and successful delivery of renewable energy projects for the UK.

This guideline was produced to assist developers in planning offshore renewable industry operations with particular focus on offshore wind farms in the UK. Its scope covers six main areas:

  • regulatory framework;
  • health and safety management;
  • vessel selection, matrix and flowchart;
  • vessel assurance audit;
  • major construction equipment audit, and
  • training and competencies.

This publication can also benefit the supply chain by providing an overview of developer’s expectations. As a consequence, the supply chain may adopt a more integrated approach in many aspects of project planning.

  • Published: September 2014
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852936849
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: New

This publication is available to download for free HERE

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“I upgraded to Member and gained Chartered Energy Manager status with the EI. As a result, more opportunities have come my way and my opinions carry more weight. The hard work I put in to my application has been amply rewarded and I have made some great new contacts in the EI.”

Tony Spencer, Group Technical Services Manager, ADI Group

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“The EI was able to offer me registration as a Chartered Engineer based on my U.S. engineering education and qualifications. I have returned to the States and am continuing to find the qualification is of real value to me in my career”

Ryan Lamothe P.E., CEng, Engineering Team Leader, New Ventures, Global Drilling and Completions, HESS Corporation

As a chartered professional membership body with members across the full range of energy sectors, the Energy Institute seeks to assist the policy making process by helping to clarify the key issues and by improving the evidence base on which decisions will be made.

Energy Bill 2012

A summary of the Energy Bill, presented to Parliament on 29 November, 2012. This bill covers Electricity Market Reform and other arrangements designed to provide greater regulatory certainty.

Electricity Market Reform

Details of the EI response to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and HM Treasury consultation proposals for reforming the UK electricity market.

EI Republic of Ireland Policy Review: 'Making the right decisions in Irish energy policy'

In April 2011, the EI Republic of Ireland Branch published a paper summarising the findings of an energy policy review by the Economic and Social Research Institute and arrived to a set of conclusions to commend to the policy system. Click on the heading to view this publication.

Consultations archive

This contains the EI responses to past policy consultations.

Science in Parliament

EI members now have free online access to Science in Parliament (SIP) - The Journal of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. Access is via the EI's e-library.

Centenary Interview

The Energy Institute (EI) celebrates its centenary in 2014. To mark this milestone, International Petroleum (IP) Week 2014 featured an exclusive one-to-one interview with Dr Tony Hayward HonFEI, Executive Director and CEO, Genel Energy.

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EI Awards 2013

On 14 November, the Energy Institute (EI) presented its annual awards to the global energy sector. This awards ceremony was hosted by Ben Fogle, TV presenter, writer and adventurer. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the areas of Communication, Community Initiative, Energy Excellence,

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Energy Institute – An Overview

An introduction to the Energy Institute and how it supports individuals and companies operating within the global energy industry.

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IP Week 2013

International Petroleum (IP) Week is held every year in London and welcomes thousands of oil and gas professionals to this three-day forum. The event comprises conferences and networking sessions to promote knowledge-sharing and best practice within the industry.

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EI Nigeria Reception – IP Week 2013

Ahead of the 'Investing in oil and gas in Africa and the Middle East' conference at International Petroleum (IP) Week, the EI Nigeria branch hosted a cocktail reception on 19 February to welcome delegates to the UK. The reception was held in partnership with UK Trade and Investment, and the event was kindly sponsored by Hydroserve, Seplat and Fidelity Bank. Over 100 guests joined the branch at this special event with representatives joining the EI from Eqypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

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Qualifications with the Energy Institute

Jaz Rabadia MEI, Energy Manager, Debenhams, achieved Chartered Energy Manager status from the Energy Institute. Here she explains how membership of the EI benefits her and supports her career.

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EI Nigeria Downstream Forum

On 22 November 2013, the Energy Institute in Nigeria hosted its first Downstream Forum. An event designed to bring together energy professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities within the sector.

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EI Knowledge Service – Information at Your Fingertips

The Energy Institute (EI)'s Knowledge Service will be available online from 15 October 2013. This new resource pulls together the EI's collected knowledge on a variety of energy topics.

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Help and Guidance to Using the EI's Knowledge Service and Online Publications

The Energy Institute (EI)'s Knowledge Service brings together all of the EI's online information resources. Additionally the EI is a provider of technical guidance and good practice publications to support the global energy sector. This short video will assist you with the login procedures to ensure you can make the most of the EI's energy information available online.

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Securing Professional Status to Support Your Career Development

Baldev Gill CEng FEI works in the Gas & Oil Department at the City of Long Beach, California. Demonstrating his professionalism through chartered status has been important as an mark of quality and competence.

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What is the Value of Sponsoring the EI Awards?

The Energy Institute (EI) awards is an annual competition to celebrate the best in the energy sector. The EI offers industry partners the opportunity for sponsorship and association with each of the award categories and the ceremony itself. Here, two of our sponsors explain the value of their partnership.

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Ernst & Young Sponsor International Petroleum Week 2013

Thanks to Ernst & Young for their sponsorship of the opening conference and drinks reception at International Petroleum (IP) Week. Andy Brogan, Partner, Global Oil & Gas, Transaction Advisory Service, Ernst & Young, explains the company's commitment to the event and the support it offers to the oil and gas industry.

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How the Energy Institute Can Keep You up to Ddate on Industry Developments

Kate Henderson CEnv MEI, Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association, explains how her affiliation with the Energy Institute (EI) benefits her.

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Prof Matt Leach Explains How the Energy Institute Supports Energy Students

The Energy Institute (EI) is a professional membership organisation that supports all those working in and studying energy. Here, Prof Matt Leach CEng FEI from University of Surrey talks of his early experience with the EI as a PhD student.

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Emily Spearman Explains How She Benefits From Being a Member of the Energy Institute

Emily Spearman CEng MEI, Development Manager, DONG Energy, speaks about how membership of the Energy Institute benefits her and supports her career in energy.

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