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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.

Why Should a Commercial Property Lock in a Fixed Rate on Their Electricity and Natural Gas Now—More than Ever?

By | 2021-02-24T13:50:10+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Energy News|

Here we are close to March of 2021. As we sit here gas prices at the pump have gone up on average, 30 cents a gallon across the boards since January 1st and since the end of November the price has gone up about 44 cents. What does this mean for the future? Well, there’s [...]

Important Information from Direct Energy Business

By | 2020-12-16T15:12:55+00:00 December 16th, 2020|Energy News|

Special Report From Pat Clouden to our CES Direct Energy Customers I want to make sure all our Direct Energy Business customers receive this important information from Direct Energy Business about their new relationship with NRG Energy. Please read the letter below from Direct Energy Business.

Have You Wondered if Natural Gas is the Way to Go?

By | 2020-12-16T09:11:29+00:00 December 16th, 2020|Alternative & Green Energy|

Natural gas production has increased in the U.S. significantly over the last 15 years. After the 2008 recession the demand for natural gas increased dramatically. And in 2019 the highest amount of natural gas ever produced in the U.S. was recorded. This fossil fuel is the cleanest, it is abundant in North America, and it’s [...]

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 [...]