Presented ByBrian Coughlan, P.E., C.E.M., C.E.A., C.E.P., C.D.S.M.
Utility Management Services Inc.
Brian Coughlan is the President and Founder of Utility Management Services. Since 1998, UMS has provided utility bill auditing and rate consulting services to businesses and governmental agencies throughout the US. Mr. Coughlan is a registered Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, Certified Energy Procurement Professional and a Certified Demand Side Management Professional. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from VA Tech, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from UNC – Chapel Hill. Prior to founding UMS, Brian worked for 15 years as an engineer and manager at Carolina Power & Light Company (now Duke Energy Progress). Mr. Coughlan has served as an expert witness in utility rate cases in multiple states. He testifies on the design and structure of utility rates and how they can incent changes in customer behavior.