Our staff has significant knowledge and experience in assisting utilities in applying emerging technology and business process redesign to better serve its consumers. We have worked with electric, water and gas utilities to address complex technology issues including technology planning, strategic fit, business case modeling, specifications writing, RFP development, technology/vendor evaluation, decision making support, technology implementation, system integration, project management, application extensions, enterprise system evaluation, business process improvement and training. We are also very familiar with utility industry vendors and their technologies including strengths and weaknesses. We invest many hours with vendors ensuring that we are up to date on their latest technologies, plans and changes. We bring this experience to our utility community to ensure that you get the best value for your technology investment dollar.
KTI is led by Greg Johnson and draws upon a large network of specialized technology and strategic experts to provide the exact skills and expertise needed to successfully complete all client contracts. KTI is a contracted business partner with the National Consulting Group of the NRECA and with the Hometown Connections service arm of the APPA. Both the APPA and NRECA recognize the value that KTI brings their members.
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Mr. Johnson is a seasoned consultant who is expert in implementing strategies, processes, and technologies that enable clients to maximize their investment in technology such as AMI, GIS, SCADA and Communications. His 25-year career includes engineering, sales, marketing and executive management experiences with Westinghouse, Process Systems and Siemens.
Recently, Mr. Johnson was the Vice President/General Manager for Siemens Energy Management and Information Systems Division (EMIS). EMIS is comprised of facilities in Minneapolis and San Jose that produce SCADA and Energy Management Systems. In this role, Mr. Johnson led the EMIS effort to create an Application Service Provider (ASP) model to deliver energy market applications using enterprise integration technologies. PJM Interconnect and Midwest ISO are currently using this model originally utilized by the Alliance RTO.
In 2003, Mr. Johnson founded Katama Technologies, Inc. Through industry experience and technical/management skills, KTI enables Rural Electric Cooperatives, Public Utility Districts and Municipal Utilities to implement systems and information technologies to reduce capital costs and improve operational efficiencies. Mr. Johnson's knowledge of utility system applications reaches back 40 years with his experiences as a consultant, product manager and industry executive.
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With over 35 years of experience in the utility industry and 10 of those years focused on public and member owned utilities, Pat Corrigan has held many technical and commercial positions within technology immersed businesses including AMI, MDM, PLC, OMS, T&D Equipment, DA, DSM, Energy Management, Electricity Metering, Water Metering, and Gas Metering. He is also experienced as a business process lead for major corporations' implementations of ERP (SAP), CRM, Web Services, and other commercial IT systems. He is very familiar with business case development and monitoring, especially as it relates to new technology investments.
He also has extensive experience in commercial operations having led commercial operations for ABB and Elster. In the operations role, he was the business process leader for both companies' implementations of various IT based systems including two different ERP systems, two different CRM systems and several Business Intelligence systems. He also led green field development of new business processes from scratch including customer service, technical support, commercial order engineering, order entry/tracking, proposal development, and business forecasting.
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During her 29-year career in the electrical and utility industries Ms. Clarke established herself as a multifaceted talent. Ms. Clarke began her career as an electrician in 1987 during which time she became Total Quality Management (TQM) certified. Utilizing this as a base Ms. Clarke has built a career on her technical, back office, and systematic knowledge to identify and improve operational efficiency for both the Naval Weapons Station Charleston and the JEA in Jacksonville, FL. Ms. Clarke also holds FEMA certifications in Incident Command Systems (ICS) and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) as required by many utilities in addition to a State of Florida Certification recognizing her as a Certified Meter Technician.
Beginning in 1997 Ms. Clarke created multiple databases for the Electric Meter Shop at JEA. These included such functions as Meter Asset Management, Statistical Sample Testing, Preventative Maintenance Testing of IT services, and the company's first Remote Dispatch System for meter services. For the remainder of her career at JEA Ms. Clarke held the responsibility of Business Process Owner for both Electric and Water Metering during the implementation of a multitude of utility related software to include FMS, CIS, OMS, MDM, and Oracle. Additionally, Ms. Clarke acted in the position of Project Manager for the implementation of AMI meters and related systems while in the position of Electric Meter Foreman.
Ms. Clarke has been an active board member, officer, and instructor for the Southeastern Electricity Metering Association (SEMA) for 21 years where she proudly holds the position of Honorary Member and the sole female President during its 92-year history.
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Scott has over 35 years’ experience in technology solution implementation with nearly 25-years leading commercial teams focused on systems definition, contracting and delivery to Municipal, Rural Electric Cooperative and Investor-Owned utilities. His career includes engineering, sales, marketing and management.
Recently, Scott held the executive role of USA Business Lead for Honeywell Smart Energy delivering metering and Smart Grid/AMI solutions including complete integration, implementation, installation, and training services for water, gas and electric utility applications. He has extensive business process experience as well as expertise in customer service, technical support, commercial cost/price and project management, proposal development, business forecasting and business case development and monitoring.
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A Professional Engineer, with over 40 years of experience at distribution and transmission utilities. His experience includes specifying and implementing utility software systems, including AMI, MDM, DSM, SCADA, GIS, and OMS. His responsibilities included utility operations, planning, regulatory and transmission studies and distribution system engineering. Experience includes working as the Director of Engineering at a larger distribution Cooperative. Most, recently he served as the project manager for the Cooperative’s very successful $35 million dollar, 120,000-meter AMI, MDM and 52,000 device, DSM project. Overall, his experience has included developing and implementing many advanced grid projects, which continue to save the Cooperative millions of dollars annually in labor and power costs.
For over 20 years, Craig also served as the utility technical representative at the State of Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission. In this role, he served on PUC Distributed Energy Working Group and the technical sub-group, which developed and maintained the statewide DER interconnection standards. He was also responsible for the utilities bi-annual Integrated Distribution Planning (IDP) report and the annual Safety, Reliability and Service Quality (SRSQ) report.
During his career, Mr. Turner has a wide variety of experience in both distribution and transmission operation, design and planning. He has worked for distribution Cooperatives, in charge of the engineering departments, a Cooperative G&T as the Transmission Operation Engineer, a major IOU as the Superintendent of Transmission Reliability and has served on the Board of his local Municipal Utility.
His transmission experience, includes many extensive stability and power flow analysis studies, including developing standards for international energy exchanges between Canadian utilities and utilities in the Midwest. In late 1980’s Mr. Turner was responsible for the creation of the Siemens Energy Management System Advanced Application (SCADA / State Estimator, Network Model Analysis) Working Group (AWG).