The Canberra Branch of the Institute draws its membership from a diverse
range of professionals with energy interests. It includes managers,
scientists, engineers, economists, policy analysts and academics who
work in fields such as energy utilities, government departments and
agencies, industry associations, management and specialist
consultancies, universities and energy management.
Topics for meetings may range from broad policy issues to quite
technical matters. Energy-related environmental topics, including
Greenhouse issues, have been quite prominent in the program of the
Canberra Branch over the past few years.
Up to 8 meetings are normally held each year. The Branch aims to be
flexible in developing its program of meetings in order to focus
particularly on topical energy issues and to take advantage of some of
the many interesting speakers who visit Canberra from overseas or
elsewhere in Australia.
Normally meetings are held at lunchtime but sometimes in the afternoon
The Annual Dinner is always a special event held at a restaurant in the
area with a prominent speaker such as a Government minister or industry