What is Power Engineering?


Power engineering is a sub-discipline of electrical engineering and pertains to generating, transmitting, distributing and utilizing electrical power while also catering to the devices (electrical), which are used in above stated processes; generators, motors and transformers.

Power Engineering Sub Disciplines

Power Engineering has been divided into the following:

  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Utilization
  • Transformers
  • Electric generators
  • Electric Motors
  • Power Electronics

Top Power Engineering Universities

The top three ranked universities when it comes to Power Engineering are as follows:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Cambridge

Power Engineering Associations

There are a myriad of associations pertaining to Power Engineering but we shall list only three:

  • ASOPE
  • IEEE-PES
  • NAPE

Being a Power Engineer

Being a power engineer will require you to have a complete understanding of three phase AC power and to be also well versed in the conversion between AC and DC power. You will be working to develop power systems specifically for aircraft, railway networks and other complex systems. Most of all; you would be facing challenges related to critical power, energy infrastructure and systems and to be able to deal with them, you will have to be a team player and be able to take important decisions.

Power Engineer Salary

A Power engineer’s average annual salary in USA is $76,500.

Top Power Engineering Companies

The top three companies pertaining to Power Engineering are:

  • Power Engineers
  • Power Grid Engineering
  • Concord Engineering Group

Top Power Engineering Products

Check out the three top inventions (as per us) that are a result of Power Engineering.

  • Transformer
  • High Tension Wires
  • Generator