UTC Commends Pai on Trump Appointment

Washington, D.C., Jan 26, 2017 – The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) congratulates Ajit Pai on his selection by President Trump to be the next Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Pai has been a Commissioner since 2012, and strongly believes in closing the “digital divide.” “We are excited to work with Chairman Pai and his colleagues to ensure that our member electric, natural gas and water utilities are assured access to the information and…
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UTC Adds Capitol Hill Strength to D.C. Team

New Vice President of Government Affairs for Policy and Cybersecurity Washington, D.C., Jan 17, 2017 – The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) today announced the addition of a new Vice President of Government Affairs for Policy and Cybersecurity. Sharla Artz joins the UTC executive team to lead UTC advocacy initiatives and represent UTC member interests at federal agencies, in Congress, with state commissions, and in a variety of industry bodies and public-private partnerships. As the Vice…
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EUTC Appoints New Chairman and Vice Chair

Frankfurt, 28 September 2016 – At the annual meeting of the European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) taking place in Frankfurt this week, the Board of Directors approved new officers for 2017. Outgoing Chairman, Miguel Angel Sanchez Fornié, has been instrumental in the creation and development of EUTC. He has been a strong facilitator of the Utilities and Telecom dialogue in Europe, and the EUTC community is extremely grateful for his outstanding commitment and dedication to…
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EUTC to hold its 13th conference in Frankfurt Germany 27-30 September 2016

The European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC), the trade association for telecom and IT professionals at utilities, is organising the largest gathering of technology and telecommunications executives from Europe’s utilities and their partners from September 27 to 30 at the Hilton in Frankfurt (Germany). The only European event dedicated to IT and telecom professionals from Europe’s gas, electricity and water utilities, the European Utility Telecom Conference is designed to offer utilities many resources to tackle their…
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UTC Expert Speaks Before Illinois Commerce Commission

Washington, D.C. and Chicago, July 21, 2016 – At the Illinois Commerce Commission Cybersecurity Policy Session today, UTC expert, Bob Lockhart spoke about the specific roles of UTC and its members in protecting the nation’s critical energy infrastructure. The session’s panels discussed successes, challenges, strategies, best practices, industry frameworks and opportunities for improving and implementing effective cybersecurity measures. In his opening remarks, Lockhart stated, “Any requirements or rules that dilute utilities’ focus on reliability are…
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UTC Produces New Research Report – Utility Security and Supply Chain Risk Management

Washington, DC, July 13, 2016 – Electric utilities are taking a deeper look at security and supply chain risk. There is progress across the board:  corporate security governance, understanding of threats, differentiating compliance from security, even security spending. UTC, the Utilities Technology Council, surveyed its member utilities to learn their current thinking on cybersecurity and supply chains. The results are presented in UTC’s new report, Utility Security and Supply Chain Risk Management. All respondents were…
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UTC Installs New Chairman and Board Officers

Washington, DC, May 10, 2016 – At the annual meeting of the membership of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) last week, the Board of Directors approved new officers for the 2016-2017 board-year. The meeting was held in conjunction with UTC Telecom & Technology 2016 in Denver. Outgoing Chairman, Ron Taylor, expressed his sincere appreciation for all the years he has enjoyed working with UTC, stating, “my career expanded as my affiliation with UTC deepened.” Ron…
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UTC Launches New Name

Washington, DC, May 9, 2016 – In response to wide ranging changes in the utility industry, UTC today announced its new name. Officially approved by the UTC Board of Directors last week in Denver, the new name is now the Utilities Technology Council. UTC has also launched a new company website and introduced an updated logo. “The new name preserves the UTC initials to leverage existing brand equity, while expanding UTC’s focus beyond telecom and…
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UTC Announces 2016 Award Winners

Industry Leaders Honored at Telecom & Technology Conference Denver, CO and Washington, DC, May 6, 2016 – Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) held its annual awards dinner last night in Denver at the UTC Telecom & Technology 2016 conference. The celebration dinner sponsored by Fujitsu honored utilities and individuals who have showed extraordinary initiative throughout the past year. The UTC Awards pay tribute to the critical role of information and communications technologies in delivering essential energy…
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UTC Telecom & Technology 2016 Brings the Utility of the Future to Denver

Denver, CO and Washington, DC, May 2, 2016 – The UTC Telecom & Technology conference will bring thousands of information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and technology partners to Denver, Colorado May 3-6th. Presentations at the conference will tackle the leading-edge issues of IT & Telecom within electric, water and gas utility industries. Utilities are moving forward with modernization, AMI and advanced communications. It is UTC’s goal to support water, electric and gas utilities in…
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