The Association of Energy Engineers® (AEE®), founded in 1977 by Albert Thumann, is a nonprofit professional society of over 18,000 members in more than 100 countries. The mission of AEE is “to shape the future of the energy industry through networking, energy awareness, education, training, professional certification and recognition.”
AEE offers a full array of informational outreach programs including seminars (live and online), conferences, journals, books, and certification programs. AEE's network of over 100 local chapters meets regularly to discuss regional issues. AEE's roster of Corporate Members is a veritable “who's who” from the commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, energy services, and utility sectors.
The AEE Energy Insight is a high-quality online newsletter that focuses on the accomplishment of the Association and its members. AEE publishes three technical journals: International Journal of Energy Management, and International Journal of Strategic Energy & Environmental Planning, complimentary to all AEE members, and Alternative Energy & Distributed Generation Journal, complimentary to those AEE members who are also members of the Cogeneration & Distributed Generation Institute (CI) or Alternative & Renewable Development Institute (AREDI).
The Foundation of the Association of Energy Engineers is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to furthering education in energy and management. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships for use by outstanding students.