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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.

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 [...]

Energy Choice Matters! Let Me Tell You Why…

By | 2019-09-04T16:08:16+00:00 September 4th, 2019|Good Business Tips|

I have been touting the benefits of our Training Program here at Consumer Energy Solutions for a while now, and for good reason. Training employees is time well spent and an incredible return on investment. Here at CES we have a course called Make More Money. The effectiveness of this training never ceases to amaze [...]

How Do Great Achievements Occur in Business?

By | 2019-07-31T10:40:33+00:00 July 31st, 2019|Good Business Tips|

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) When I interact with other businesspeople the topic of “Success—how do you do it?” inevitably comes up. Success means different things to different people. For me it’s not just one big SUCCESS! It is an ongoing thing. Every step toward a named goal, anywhere in life, is a [...]

The U.S. Energy Industry – A Bit Of History

By | 2019-06-27T14:21:00+00:00 June 26th, 2019|Electricity|

At Consumer Energy Solutions (CES) our goal is always to find our customers the best price in the current market for their electricity and natural gas. How do we do that? We shop, so you don’t have to. This is the difference between working with CES and working directly with an Energy Supply Company. The [...]

How Is It That We Really Do Help Our Customers?

By | 2019-06-07T16:07:08+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Good Business Tips|

Our purpose at CES is to help home and business owners make good decisions regarding their energy costs and enroll them in a program that will best fit their energy needs. This may surprise you—one of the reasons we have such a great team of lead generators, sales people, and administrators working with CES comes [...]

How To Protect Your Business From Wicked Weather, Power Outages And Downtime

By | 2019-04-19T14:16:42+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Electricity|

We have had a winter season across the nation that has had quite a bit of drama. My own business had to deal with a shutdown caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017 so I understand what natural disasters can do to a business! With run-away wildfires out West, flooding in the Midwest, tornados ravaging the [...]


By | 2019-03-05T16:19:13+00:00 March 5th, 2019|Electricity|

Wholesale energy prices are pretty low at this point in time—in fact they have dropped between 25-40% over the past five years. You could even have a very good low fixed rate for your commercial electricity, yet the bill doesn’t seem to really go down. The truth is that on average, consumers are paying about [...]

Energy Prices are Expected to Rise — Yours Don’t Have To!

By | 2019-01-24T14:42:35+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Electricity, Natural Gas|

Back in November of 2018, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that there were record low amounts of natural gas in the U.S. storage reserves. In fact, stored natural gas was at the lowest levels it’s been in the last 5 years. And this was the lowest level to start the winter heating season in [...]