WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO?
NIPE is the umbrella organization of Power Engineering practitioners in Nigeria
The Institution of Professional Practicing Power Engineers, Nigeria (NIPE) is
Nigeria’s professional body for Power Engineering Professionals, which makes us a team of people dedicated to building a strong Engineering profession that
NIGERIANS have confidence in and can indeed trust.
With a number of Membership categories, we welcome Engineers from all disciplines and at any stage in their careers – Student (SIWES, IT), Graduate, Associate, Professional (Member) or Fellow. It’s our goal to always represent the best interests of our Members and to help create a community of learning, collaboration and support. If you have an active interest in Power Engineering Practice, we have a Membership class for you too.
How does NIPE represent Electric Power Engineers?
There’s so many things we do as the key organisation supporting the Nigerian Power Engineering profession and the industry. Here’s a quick overview:
- Promoting the industry: encouraging people to choose engineering as a career, and advocating on behalf of our Members
- Upholding professional standards: maintaining a strict code of ethics
and championing professionalism in the industry
- Managing competence standards: setting standards, performing
assessments and maintaining an up-to-date register of competent
- Providing advice on engineering matters: we’re the expert voice, advising
Members, employers, the public and government
- Supporting professional development: we offer training opportunities tailored to the needs of engineers, and support engineers as they work towards
- Facilitating global mobility: we accredit engineering qualifications (In
partnership with NSE/COREN) to internationally-benchmarked standards, making
it easier to find work as experts in the power (Electricity) industry or overseas
- Encouraging Members to give back to the profession: by helping each other
we can create a more cohesive and supportive industry
· Sharing engineering knowledge: including reporting on news and events,
promoting best practice, seeking Member opinion through regular forums and
working groups, and promoting targeted information from engineering interest
- Helping our Members connect and celebrate achievement: facilitating
networking events and awards for our professional Members, and giving students and graduates support and networking opportunities through our “Fellowship Conferment”, “Power Icon”, “Hall of Fame” and “Young Genius” programmes.
Summarily, our major Areas of interest:
Membership mobilisation, Advocacy watch, Advisory services, Product endorsement, Training and Continuous Human capacity development, Power Summit and Conferences, professional collaborations with International Affiliates, Accreditations and partnering with Power firms, etc
POWER ENGINEERING PRACTITIONERS – KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON
Power Engineering is a multi-faceted profession that can include a variety of working
environments, industries and positions from trade type work to managerial or consulting. Power engineering professionals work in private and public industries everywhere from power plants and factories to refineries and hospitals and everything in between.
From the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the life-saving systems used in hospitals to the heated or conditioned air in our homes, it all requires enormous amounts of energy. All that energy has to come from somewhere and that is what Power Engineers do.
Using a combination of machines, technology and the laws of thermodynamics, we
manipulate heat to produce the power and energy necessary to run any number of
processes we rely on as a society to control and enhance the environment we live in.
Quite literally, Power Engineers are the people who “keep the lights on”.
Power engineering practice is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and thus the
demand for qualified Power Engineers is high. The Energy industry alone is estimating
that they will need thousands of Power engineers over the next several years in order to keep up with the demand and business growth.
We collaborate with industry, academia and government (safety) authorities across
Nigeria to foster business relations and provide support, continuing education, and
networking opportunities to help ensure the demand for qualified power engineers is met.
Today’s world is an energy dependent economy environment