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Electric Utility Business and FERC Accounting 101

Receive an introduction to the electric utility accounting world and the basics on the FERC Uniform System of Accounts. This is the first webinar in a series of three.
February 27, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern

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Webinar Description

New to the electric utility world? Get to know the business — and how it all works. Then review the basics of a utility accounting system built on the trusted Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Uniform System of Accounts. Get an overview of the balance sheet, go through revenue and expense accounts, and discuss how this accounting model could work for your utility.


  • What is the electric business and how does electric accounting work?
  • Introduction to the FERC Uniform System of Accounts
  • FERC balance sheet, revenue and expense accounts and how these fit the utility business model

Recommended for

Accounting professionals new to public power utility accounting or wanting to explore the FERC accounting structure.


  • Russ Hissom, Partner Emeritus, Baker Tilly
    Russ has been with Baker Tilly since 1983 and is a recognized leader in the energy practice with a focus on assurance and advisory issues for utilities. He is a national speaker, author, and trainer on internal audit, risk assessment, utility rates, and other financial topics.

Series Description

Join this three-part webinar series to fully understand how using the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission system of accounts as your foundation can benefit your utility. If you’re new to the electric utility industry, you can start with the basics of FERC accounting and evolve to more complex applications. Learn practical lessons to apply to daily accounting situations, as well as more involved issues that frequently arise. 

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Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $109 for Association members; $209 for nonmembers

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The 3-part series (discounted price): $275 for members; $550 for nonmembers

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Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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How to Join a Webinar

  • Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event. If you do not receive the reminder email, call 202-467-2997 or email [email protected]). 
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating from the same location, all can listen in via speaker phone, though only the person who is registered can earn a completion certificate.
  • You may use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.
  • Submit your questions for the speaker before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions using an online chat feature during the webinar.


  • Each webinar is worth CEUs 1 / PDH .1 / CPE 1.2 credits
  • CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Registrants are required to log into the audio and web portions of the webinar and participate for at least 45 minutes of the event, in order to receive a completion certificate.
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar. Attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log. 
  • Links to all handouts and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]