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News Release: P&D Adds Communication, Automation, and Smart Grid Solutions

By March 9, 2015February 27th, 2017P&D in the News

Patterson & Dewar Engineers, Inc. (P&D) is pleased to introduce a new suite of services to assist its power delivery clients with communications, power system automation, and Smart Grid applications.

Through its new SCADA, Automation, and Communications practice area led by engineering manager, Michael Thesing, P&D will deliver clear and concise system designs, independent and objective assessments, best practice comparisons, and thorough testing and commissioning. He explains, “We understand the importance of collaborating with utility staff to help them shape, understand, and grow with technology that provides ‘real world’ benefits.”

Michael came to P&D in 2014 from GE Energy Management where he worked as a systems engineer on a number of complex power system projects involving substation/distribution automation, microgrid and distributed energy resources, electrical balance of plant, and advanced metering infrastructures. Previously, he was a consultant with KEMA providing engineering services for transmission grids, battery energy storage, and SCADA/automation systems.

Michael is a Senior Member of IEEE, authored the DNP3 over IP specification, and is co-inventor on one US patent, and was recently quoted in the SCADA LIGHT article published in RE Magazine.

For more information, or to see how we can help you with your SCADA implementation, automation, or communication needs, please contact us.


Since 1947, Patterson & Dewar Engineers, Inc. (P&D) has delivered best-in-class electrical and civil engineering, construction management and land surveying services. With offices in Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas and Amarillo, the firm specializes in designing and evaluating vital electrical infrastructures. P&D assists electric utilities, co-operatives and municipalities across the United States with a wide range of solutions including substation design, transmission line design, construction work plans, long range system studies, smart grid solutions, SCADA design and systems integration, cost of service studies, rates design and more. At P&D, we approach each project with an unyielding commitment to excellence and integrity. These guiding principles, upon which the company has built its reputation, continue to make Patterson & Dewar a valued partner to the clients we proudly serve.