The Alberta Institute of Power Engineers (AIPE) is an organization dedicated to the advancement, education and support of all Power Engineers in Alberta. The IPE, being the representing body for Power Engineers in Alberta, interacts with Industry, other Technical and Professional Associations, and with various Municipal, Provincial and Federal Jurisdictions in support of Power Engineering within Alberta. The IPE is “the voice” for Power Engineers in Alberta. Becoming a member not only strengthens the IPE as an organization, it ensures your valued input regarding matters of concern to Power Engineers in Industry, and at the Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels.

All of Alberta's IPE Members take this opportunity to welcome all visitors to this web site. If you are a visitor please sign the guestbook, and on the same page you are encouraged to make a comment, ask a question or start a discussion. The IPE also encourages regular e-mail communication to the organization. 

Thank you for your interest in the AIPE and Power Engineering.

Alberta Institute Of Power Engineers, Calgary, Edmonton Branches support the Employers of Power Engineers in Alberta.

Your support of hiring and using Practicum Students from all Educational Institutions across Alberta enhances your professional status as an employer. These students, highly educated and motivated are the feedstock to your sucess to not only to Alberta but to the Power Engineering Profession.

We as an organization continue to adhere to the safe and efficient operation of all Power Engineering activites in the Alberta Area.

October Plant Tour

posted Oct 13, 2017

Location: U of A Heating Plant, limit 20 participants
116 Streets & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB (South of the Jubilee Auditorium)

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Parking: Parking on the west side of the heating plant and pay parking in K Zone along the roadway on the north side of the plant. As there is no “free parking” at the University of Alberta, parking without paying is done at your own risk! The Heating Plant is easily accessible via the Capital line LRT stopping at the Health Sciences Jubilee Station.


  • Safety glasses
  • Hard hats if you have them
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirts
  • Close toed shoes (no sandals or high heels)

For many years the University of Alberta provided a home for the Institute of Power Engineers, and is well known by past and present members.

For the October tour, we will be visiting the University of Alberta heating plant. The plant consists of (2) - 2800 kPa gas fired and (3) - 6200 kPa gas and oil-fired power boilers, (1) - 13.3 Mw backpressure steam turbo-generator, (1) - 26.4 MW condensing steam turbo-generator with Air Cooled Condenser, (3) - 1.5 Mw diesel generators, (5) - air compressors and (3) - desiccant air-dryers, demineralizer trains and polisher plant. Closed looped chilled water systems and related plant auxiliaries. UCMS network of Emmerson Delta -V process control and UPS systems, etc.

The U of A Plant is well known for its one of a kind underground service corridor that extends an excess of 12 km serving the North Campus, Cross Cancer Institute, Walter C Makenzie Health Center, and the Royal Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Anyone with interest is welcome to attend, including students and nonmembers. Bring a friend for an educational and entertaining evening. Please let us know with a short email if you are free to attend as the tour is limited to 20 Visitors.

We look forward to seeing everyone for our second tour of the year!

September Plant Tour

posted Sept 11, 2017