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About Patrick Clouden

Patrick J. Clouden is the Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Energy Solutions, Inc., one of the nation’s top energy consulting firms. Consumer Energy Solutions was founded in 1999 and represents some of the largest energy suppliers in North America. CES has enrolled over 2.5 million residential and 300,000 commercial customers across the United States and Canada including many Fortune 500 companies.

Energy Choice Matters! Let Me Tell You Why…

By | 2020-11-25T11:28:29+00:00 November 25th, 2020|Electricity|

Here we are in November of 2020. What a year! In these trying times we at CES have become even more passionate about our purpose—to help our commercial customers get the best rate for their energy in the current market. We have such good relationships with the Energy Supply Companies we work with that we [...]

Is Your Electricity’s Fixed Price Really Fixed?

By | 2020-10-22T12:44:39+00:00 October 22nd, 2020|Energy News|

You are in a deregulated state and you are working with an Energy Supply Company or a Broker to get your electricity put on a 2 or 3 year fixed rate contract. Sounds simple enough and is a smart step for a commercial enterprise to take. But what do you need to know and look [...]

Electricity is Not a One-Size-Fits-All

By | 2020-09-17T11:27:20+00:00 September 17th, 2020|Energy Efficiency for Business, Energy News|

We like to keep track of what natural gas is doing in the energy market because it is the key fuel used to generate electricity. In fact, natural gas is used to produce the highest percentage of electricity over any other fuel or generating method. While demand from commercial and industrial establishments for natural gas [...]

CES Energy Supplier Expands!

By | 2020-07-22T16:28:42+00:00 July 22nd, 2020|Energy News|

Consumer Energy Solutions (CES) works with some of the largest energy supply companies in the country. One of our favorites is Liberty Power, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and providing retail electric service to 16 states. I am so happy to reprint here a recent press release—"Liberty Power signs new multi-year energy supply agreement with [...]

What Commercial Electricity and Natural Gas Customers Can Do NOW, to Avoid Inevitable Rate Increases

By | 2020-06-26T11:52:59+00:00 June 26th, 2020|Energy News|

I want to jump right in and talk to you about what the graph above means. This graph is from the New York Mercantile Exchange, the largest physical commodity futures exchange. What do we mean by “futures?” This is short for “futures contract,” which is a legal agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity [...]

Increased Use of Natural Gas and Reduced Electricity Demand Has Temporarily Reduced Energy Rates—Here’s Why

By | 2020-05-18T14:17:36+00:00 May 18th, 2020|Energy News|

Recent conditions have added a new variable to electricity prices. With social distancing and closing of non-essential businesses, there is decreased energy demand and activity in many commercial establishments across the country. Additionally, with increased numbers of people working from home, there is a reduction of energy usage in office buildings nationwide. The U.S. Energy [...]

How Can a Business Owner Have a Win Today?

By | 2020-04-21T14:47:05+00:00 April 21st, 2020|Good Business Tips|

The current scene has impacted all our lives, personally and professionally, and Consumer Energy Solutions is no exception. But, being in the energy industry and servicing so many customers, we are an essential business operating in Florida. We have a highly trained, core crew that is dedicated to saving you money for your commercial energy [...]

Why is CES Sponsoring the Community Good News Warehouse?

By | 2020-03-20T14:15:13+00:00 March 20th, 2020|Energy News|

I have learned some valuable lessons as a business owner. These are golden nuggets of knowledge that can lead to surprising success. For instance, how do you get a group of random individuals to come together and perform as a team? And how do you lead them on to amazing production? Here’s a production case [...]

Happy Customers are Our Business!

By | 2020-02-13T14:16:11+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Good Business Tips|

DID YOU KNOW that our Customer Service Department answers the phone Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm E.S.T? That is rare in this industry and many others. DID YOU ALSO KNOW our Customer Service team is not outsourced? They have an office right on the same floor as our Energy Consultants and [...]

What Happens When a Fire Destroys Your Operation?

By | 2020-01-15T11:15:18+00:00 January 15th, 2020|Company History|

Back in 2009 on a Sunday morning my company, Consumer Energy Solutions, suffered a devastating fire. It was Sunday so we were not open and no one was there. But it took nearly 3 hours and 47 firefighters to extinguish the fire. Even though the blaze was contained within 25 minutes, a roof fire kept [...]