Africa Utilities Technology Council (AUTC) is the newest regional operation of the global Utilities Technology Council (UTC) – a global trade association with more than 200 members. Established in 2015, AUTC seeks to shape the future of utility mission critical technologies by driving innovation, fostering collaboration and influencing public policy for African utilities.
AUTC is the trusted advisor to utilities and other critical infrastructure providers in Africa. The Council serves as the source and resource for our members who deploy technologies and solutions that deliver secure, reliable and affordable mission critical services.
The parent organization, the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), formerly known as: The Utilities Telecom Council, was founded 70 years ago in the USA to serve the telecom & ICT interests of the electricity, gas, water, oil pipeline and other mission critical sectors.
Dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business – UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas, and water utilities; natural gas pipelines; critical infrastructure companies; and other industry stakeholders.
UTC and its regional IOU’s are non-profit trade associations owned by utilities and other critical infrastructure providers. UTC was founded by utility companies focusing on a core set of common values, which have proven to be applicable to utilities around the globe, and has led to utilities establishing UTC’s international regions in America Latina, Canada, Europe and now also Africa UTC.