Dr. Andreas Breuer from E.ON wins UTC Chairman Award
19 September 2020
Vice President of Research and Development at E.ON SE, Energy Networks, Dr. Andreas Breuer, has been honoured with the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) Chairman Award in appreciation for his service to the council during the past years.
UTC is a global association focused on the intersection of telecommunications and utility infrastructure with a goal to give a voice to the people from the utility industry who create and maintain critical communications systems that help keep the lights on and the water flowing. Sitting at the nexus between the energy and telecommunications industries, the council represents people working in the field and control rooms responding to storms, deploying new technologies, and securing energy and water infrastructure from various threats.
The 2020 UTC Awards marked the launch of UTC’s first virtual annual Telecom & Technology conference, and announced numerous accolades to utilities and personnel who have demonstrated initiative, perseverance, and innovative thinking throughout the past year.
Dr. Breuer’s Chairman Award acknowledges him for his personal leadership and efforts representing innogy for the past decade as well as his role as an active board member and chairman for the European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC), the European arm of the UTC.
While the two divisions have the same focus, Dr Breuer’s helped to provide position papers for national and European consultations, participated in various conferences and workshops and gave feedback to the Bundesnetzagentur in Germany in the field of 450 MHz Spectrum and the desire to allocate that spectrum for utilities belongings.
“I am the first European to be given an award by UTC and this makes me very proud,” said Dr. Breuer. “Without a strong leadership team in EUTC and the support of my company this would have not been possible. UTC and EUTC create strong value for us as a utility in order to actively discuss and design a framework on European and national level, which enables us to be prepared for the challenges in our business with a focus on ICT infrastructures.”
In addition to positioning E.ON as a valuable partner in the industry, being part of such an international association offers member companies the opportunity to learn more about the challenges, technologies and solutions that different utilities and vendors are facing.
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