has over two decades’ experience in the U.S. energy industry. He has deep knowledge of both the electricity and gas markets. From 1995 to 2001, he worked in the Power Systems division at Caterpillar, Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana, where he initially designed electrical generators for use in marine and onshore power supply systems.
He rose through the ranks at Caterpillar to become a senior electrical engineer, serving as a liaison between the company and its dealership networks in North America, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world. Since 2003, Patrick has worked in various capacities in the Electric Power and Gas Supply departments at UGI Energy Services, LLC, a diversified energy services firm in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. He is currently a principal in the Supply and Logistics department, where he oversees, among other things, all regulatory and risk management functions for the company’s natural gas business. Patrick has also taught in the K-12 education sector in the U.S. He has written extensively on energy industry topics, and is a frequent speaker at professional and academic conferences. Some of his energy policy articles have been widely read and commented on by readers around the world. Patrick holds a diploma in electrical engineering from Donetsk Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.