The Power Industry Division (also known as POWID) is organized within the Industry and Sciences Department of ISA. POWID is a recognized leader in developing and communicating the highest standards of information exchange, practices, environmental awareness and safety of information exchange among engineers, scientists, technicians, students/universities, and management involved in instrumentation and control relating to the production of electricity.
The primary focal point of POWID is to advance the interests and concerns of its members. POWID promotes a highly professional, responsible image of the Power Industry through its various programs and helps its members to develop that image and to succeed in a highly competitive market.
A POWID membership aligns your personal interests with your professional goals. You have a wealth of industry knowledge at your fingertips, and are on the cutting edge of technology and power developments. In addition, you now have the opportunity to share your experiences as well as the opportunity to learn from your peers.
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POWID is one of the largest Divisions within ISA. The following are just some of the numerous benefits and professional opportunities presented by the POWID Division.
This annual event has taken place for 50 years. It focuses on relevant issues and concerns of the power industry and the event features expert speakers and exhibits. In addition, as a POWID Symposium participant, you will be eligible to receive Professional Development Hours.
Sharpen you leadership skills by helping to plan and conduct various annual POWID events such as meetings, luncheons, banquets and industry award ceremonies.
POWID annually awards the Robert N. Hubby scholarship ($4,000.00) to a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in a Power Industry related field, and also provides awards to power plants and individuals advancing instrumentation and control within the power industry. See Important Links above for POWID Scholarship & Award Forms.
The EPRI I&C (Instruments and Controls) Interest Group Meeting is held in conjunction with the Annual ISA POWID Symposium. This meeting brings together industry researchers and power industry engineers, designers, and operators to discuss current research activities and future industry research needs.
POWID provides ISA training courses in conjunction with the Annual POWID Symposium which makes it convenient for attendees to include a training course in their plans for the week.
Be part of an active group that develops power industry standards by serving on an ISA Standards Committee. ISA67, Nuclear Power Plant Standards, and ISA77, Fossil Power Plant Standards, are two standards committees that work closely with the Power Industry Division to develop Standards and Technical Reports vital to the electric power industry.
POWID has won ISA I&S Department's Outstanding Division Award many times including 16-years in a row from 1991 to 2007.
As a service to its Members POWID provides: