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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.

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 [...]

Why Should You Pick Up the Phone When Consumer Energy Solutions Calls?

By | 2019-12-17T13:59:21+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Good Business Tips|

The answer to the title question has everything to do with one key word: service. We know that in a deregulated state, your business gets MANY calls promoting that state’s Energy Choice Program. There are energy supply companies that call you and there are other energy brokers that call you. CES is an energy broker. [...]

Do You REALLY Have a Choice When it Comes to Buying Energy for Your Commercial Needs?

By | 2019-11-08T15:28:33+00:00 November 8th, 2019|Electricity|

What does it mean to be in a regulated or deregulated state as far as buying electricity and natural gas goes? Here in Florida we have one place from which we can get electricity—the local utility company. That is because we are in a “regulated” market for electricity. We all have to pay the price [...]

Who Has the Most Amazing Customer Service in the Industry? We Do!!

By | 2019-10-09T17:03:37+00:00 October 9th, 2019|Good Business Tips|

It is National Customer Service Week and we want to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all genuine Customer Service agents everywhere. It just so happens that here at CES we have what could very well be the best Customer Service Department in this industry! So it’s with great pleasure we take [...]

Consumer Energy Solutions is Here to Help You Save Money

By | 2019-09-24T11:21:07+00:00 September 24th, 2019|Energy News|

“Energy” is a common topic of discussion these days. With recent geopolitical events in the Middle East one’s attention becomes focused on the costs of energy. What will happen? The U.S. is becoming more and more energy independent—but on the world stage when the price of oil goes up, you’ll find other prices going up [...]