We have used Accion Group as our Independent Evaluator since 2003. In each RFP, Accion professionals have provided us with thorough and detailed reviews that were efficient and reasonably priced, while also avoiding "micro-managing" our process.
- Carmine A. Tilghman, Director - Renewable Energy Resources, UniSource Energy

Alan Kessler, Senior Consultant

Having worked as a consultant to the utility industry for over thirty years, Mr. Kessler brings considerable knowledge of planning and operations analysis, financial and operational issues in restructuring energy markets, and fuels management to Accion Group as a Senior Consultant. Prior to joining Accion Group, Mr. Kessler held management positions at two major U.S. public utilities and a state public utilities commission. Mr. Kessler was also a partner at Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young, where he led the firms' utility restructuring and reorganization practices.

Additionally, Mr. Kessler has represented clients on engagements relating to mergers and acquisitions, power supply management, regulatory litigations, and business reorganizations and restructurings, and specializes in advising clients on general corporate and regulatory strategy. He has participated in numerous regulatory proceedings, often providing expert testimony, and has also served as a trustee for the Federal Trade Commission in merger-related matters in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Kessler holds a J.D. from Capital University School of Law and a B.S. in Economics from The City College of New York.

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