We are moving

The Energy Collective is moving to The Power Industry Network

Since 1995, Energy Central has been a hub for news and content for electric power industry professionals. With more than 200,000 registered members, the Energy Central Platform (the Power Industry Network) connects you with the knowledge and people to help you be world-class professionals.

What does the move to The Power Industry Network mean to you? 

You can start reading the content on the Power Industry Network immediately. 

If you have articles on The Energy Collective, all of your content will be moved over to your new profile page on the Power Industry Network soon.

You will be able to add content to the new The Energy Collective group on the Power Industry Network. Soon, we will be sending all Energy Collective registered users an email explaining how to access the new site and how to reset their password.

Eager to get started? 

If you don't want to wait for a formal invite, you can:

  • Register on Energy Central today (if you use the same email address as your Energy Collective login, we'll take care of moving all of your content for you) 
  • Subscribe to one or more of the community and news newsletters (if you are subscribed to the Energy Collective newsletter, you will be subscribed to the new Energy Collective newsletter) 


The Energy Central Power Industry Network is a 'closed' platform, meaning that you must be a qualified, registered industry professionals to participate. Registering allows you to access more relevant information. It also allows you to interact with other members (commenting, connecting, discussing and asking & answering questions).

You can register here »

Networks, Groups and Channels

Our content & community platform is organized around 6 major industry segments (our Networks - Utility Business, Generation, Grid, Intelligent Utility, Energy Management and Energy & Sustainability). Each Network contains multiple community Groups (that you can join and participate in), and Channels (industry blogs that you can follow). Each Network gives you an overview of the content and activity in its individual groups.

Joining a group allows you to access great content from you peers, connect with your peers in your specialty, ask questions and contribute your insights and knowledge . We are continuously adding new Groups and Channels - if you have a suggestion, please contact us at community@energycentral.com, especially if you’d like to help start and grow it.



Energy Central has more than a dozen newsletters designed to inform industry professionals. While you don't need to become a member for many of our newsletters, registering gives you access to content and features reserved for industry professionals.

You can sign up for our newsletters here »



Any registered professional can contribute an article, resource or question to the Power Industry Network. Our staff reviews contributed content before posting to ensure it meets our community standards (helpful, relevant and non-commercial). Posting intelligent content helps boost your presence and visibility in the community.

Review our Content Guidelines here » 


Asking a Question

The Power Industry Network has more than 200,000 registered members from every sector of the electric power industry. You can tap into this incredible wealth of knowledge and experience by posting your questions in the appropriate Group.



As a professional network, our contributors look forward to your thoughtful comments on their posts. Respectful, intelligent conversations are welcome. Participating helps build your presence and visibility as an expert in the community.

Review our Community Guidelines here »


Liking content (posts, news, questions, answers, comments, etc.) helps the best content "float to the top". It also helps our platform present content that is relevant and interesting to you. Finally, as a member-based platform, it lets our contributors know that you appreciate their contributions.



Following a member or a company will keep you informed when that member or company posts new content.


Sponsoring & Advertising

Becoming a Sponsor or Advertiser is a great way to show your organization's support of our platform and enable the continued availability of the platform for power industry professionals. It also delivers great exposure and qualified leads.

Learn more about Sponsorship and Advertising options here »