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What We Bring to the Table

Photo of glass board with success graphicsInternational Experience – We have provided consultation and AMI installation strategy for a Middle East project, replacing 18,000 two-way electric smart meters and interfacing 16,000 solid state water meters with two-way communication modules; delivering reliable and billable data from the endpoint to the billing system.

United States AMI Deployment Experience - From 2006 to 2010, we played a leadership role in nearly half of the AMI deployments in the US and Canada – including shipping and installation of more than 8 million meters.

Smart Meter Knowledge Base - We have experience working with two of the world's leading smart meter manufacturers along with direct involvement in the implementation of 2-way communications options into the meters of other meter manufacturers.

Utility Operational Knowledge Base - We have experience as leaders in the day-to-day operations for:
  • Electric distribution engineering
  • Electric line distribution maintenance workforce (linemen)
  • Natural gas line distribution maintenance workforce (gas servicemen)
  • Annual $1.6 billion dollar revenue generating meter reading operation
  • Power plant performance engineering
  • Multiple corporate support functions reporting directly to utility executives
  • Attaining contractual agreement for the first successful joint meter reading program in the state of Indiana, resulting in profit margin of 46% in the first year of operation

IT Strategic Vision and Leadership - Initiated and led a team to build a complete, all-inclusive generic utility ERP model for a leading GIS company. We offered the expertise and knowledgebase for a seamless integration model for disjointed utility IT systems.


Richard G Pate
Richard G. Pate
Principle, Pate & Associates
Richard G. Pate
Richard G. Pate is a results proven utility industry leader and an expert in AMI technologies, utility operations and workforce management. With over 29 years of visionary leadership and hands-on experience, Richard’s acumen includes electric distribution systems, natural gas distribution systems, coal fired power plant efficiency engineering and customer service technologies and operations.

He has been instrumental in driving AMI technology and its integration in the manufacturing realm of the electric utility industry. Richard has worked with many of the major IOU and COOP utilities in the United States, having served as Distribution Engineering and Distribution Line Department Manager for Indiana & Michigan Power Company, Advanced C&I Product Manager for Landis+Gyr and most recently as Marketing Manager for Electric Products for Sensus, USA.

In addition to his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University, Richard holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Science in Human Resources Management & Development from National Lewis University.

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