We Serve the Power and Utilities Industry
We provide on-demand training and consulting services to help your organization meet the demands of the changing power and utilities business model
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The power and utilities business is rapidly changing

Electric co-ops and electric, water, gas, wastewater, and broadband utilities are developing new ways to do business and serve customers. Regulatory oversight, electrification, power supply resources, cybersecurity, environmental issues, customer relationships, implementing artificial intelligence, workforce management, succession planning, and technology changes necessitate a new mindset for the industry model.

Utility Accounting Education Specialists provides solutions to help your unique organization get ready for the future

We are passionate about serving the power and utilities industry! Our goal is to share our industry accounting, finance, business process, and strategy experience with you to provide value to your organization and build your career skills.

Through our online/on-demand courses you will learn best practices that you can apply immediately in your day-to-day work. We also provide consulting services in the areas of cost-of-service studies and innovative rate design, expert witness testimony, business process analysis, and implementing accounting and finance solutions that will lead to more information that you can use to analyze strategies and make decisions.

Build your knowledge | Help your organization | Enhance your career skills
Services - Online/On-demand Power and Utilities Industry Accounting and Finance Courses
  • Individual Courses - Our courses will build your electric and utilities knowledge and are designed to provide practical solutions you can use now. Any of our over 20 courses are available individually for purchase or get an All-Access or Premium membership to access all courses, anytime.
  • Course Bundles - Courses are bundled into learning tracks for different experiences - new employees and Board Members, FERC accounting basics, finance fundamentals, construction accounting, and using ASC 980/GASB 62 for rate recovery of expenses. The bundles are at discounted prices to give value and a breadth of information.
  • Article Library - Our extensive article library has insights on electric and utilities industry accounting, finance, electric rates, business processes, ESG, and implementing business strategy.
  • Free Resources - Our free resource library offers templates, checklists, and spreadsheets for many areas of electric construction regulatory accounting (ASC 980/GASB 62). These resources are ready to go and plug into your processes.
Monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships provide access to all courses - anytime
Services - All-Access and Premium Memberships
  • All-Access Membership - Unlimited access to ALL courses (including the starter series and bundles) and downloadable resources with a monthly, quarterly, or annual subscription. Access over 20 courses and 30 hours of content!
  • Premium Membership - Includes everything in the All-Access Membership PLUS monthly live group sessions and copies of our three eBook series on electric construction accounting and using ASC 980/GASB 62 to manage electric rates.
  • The Premium Membership monthly live group sessions include discussions of your questions on utility and co-op FERC accounting, finance, best-practices in electric construction accounting, and any other topics you’d like to discuss!
We'll train your team, analyze your cost of service, be an expert witness, and help you implement processes to enhance decision-making
Consulting Services
Cost-of-Service Analysis and Rate Design

Analyzing the cost to provide electric, gas, water, wastewater, or broadband services to customers is a complex task. Designing fair and equitable rates can be even more complex.

We use industry best-practices to provide studies that analyze the costs to serve customers and design rates based on your unique operating characteristics and customer mix.

Expert Witness Testimony

We also provide expert witness testimony before regulatory bodies in support of your rate case or on a variety of accounting matters. Whether or not we did the study, we will provide expert insights and an independent opinion.

Accounting and Finance Consulting

There are times you need an outside voice to analyze a complex accounting issue or to assist in projects such as implementing FERC accounting or improving business processes around construction accounting.

We draw on our knowledge of industry best-practices to provide practical solutions for these and other issues. Solutions that you can incorporate right into your processes.

Custom Courses and Training Classes

It can be difficult to find industry specific training for the electric and utilities industry.

We design courses on FERC or construction accounting, construction processes, financial reporting, cost of service and rates, streamlining business processes, or new industry areas, such as ESG or implementing new accounting standards. We'll work with you to design and present a custom workshop at your site that your attendees will use to enhance their industry knowledge and add value to your organization!

I'm passionate about the power and utilities business! My goal is to help you and your organization meet the demands of the changing power and utilities business environment!

I'm Russ and I am passionate about the electric, water, wastewater, gas, and broadband business! My goal is to share what I've learned in serving electric co-ops and utilities of all sizes with accounting, finance, and business process services.

I have presented courses for the American Public Power Association, Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, American Waterworks Association, and many state industry organizations. I've worked with co-ops and utilities all over the United States and Canada, preparing hundreds of rate studies, analyzing and designing business processes, and implementing FERC accounting best-practices. I've also translated that experience by serving as an expert witness before FERC, state public utility commissions, and in arbitration proceedings.

I would love to help you learn more and help you and your organization! Check out the offerings for courses and consulting services. You'll get tidbits you can use immediately in your work!

Passionate about the power and utilities business
Presenter and educator for state and national industry organizations
Deep hands-on experience in industry best-practices