The Gas Turbines for Energy Network (GTEN) was originally formed in 1973 as the Industrial Application of Gas Turbines (IAGT) Committee under the sponsorship of the National Research Council of Canada. GTEN is a Technical Advisory Group to Canadian industry and government. The group provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and the communication of new developments related to gas turbine systems in Canada.
The GTEN Committee's specific functions relate to the organization of a biennial technical symposium for the presentation of technical papers and discussion panels covering all aspects of gas turbine operation including power generation, pipelines, energy for buildings, industrial processes, and marine applications. This symposium also provides a forum for reviewing directives, guidelines, codes and practices, as issued by Regulatory Agencies, which impact directly on the application of gas turbines.