AEA is developing a targeted utility management assistance program with funding from USDA and the Denali Commission. Utilities will be trained on general operations of a utility such as proper operations and maintenance; the role of the utility board; responsibilities of the utility manager, clerk, and operator; and financial management actions needed to effectively manage the electric utility to move it toward sustainability. Assistance and training will be provided through a combination of remote training, group classes, and site visits. AEA will be collaborating with DCRA to provide this training.

A PCE-eligible electric utility management guidebook will be available for download from AEA’s website by the end of July 2019.