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The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional body for the energy industry, delivering good practice and professionalism across the depth and breadth of the sector.

The EI is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 21,000 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.

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.

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
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.

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.

Attached documents

Royal Charter, Bye laws and Code of Governance (PDF 198 Kb) [ Show summary ]
Guidelines on Compliance with Competition Law (PDF 37 Kb) [ Show summary ]