Schweitzer honored for contributions to electrical power systems

BOSTON, Mass. 7/6/12 (PennWell) -- Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories founder and president Edmund O. Schweitzer III has been awarded the 2012 IEEE Medal in Power Engineering.

IEEE -- the world's largest technical professional association -- recognized Schweitzer for his leadership in improving the performance of electrical power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment.

"I would like to thank IEEE for the recognition, and I'd also like to express my appreciation for all that IEEE does for the electric power industry," Schweitzer says. "It's a dream come true and a real privilege to be able to serve an industry that we all depend on every day, all the time."

The IEEE medals, bestowed on behalf of its board of directors, are the highest honor the organization awards. The Medal in Power Engineering was establish in August 2008 and recognizes "outstanding contributions to technology associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, application and utilization of electric power for the betterment of society." previously reported that Schweitzer Engineering contributed to the rehabilitation of the 151.95-MW Flaming Gorge hydropower plant in Utah.

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