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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.

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 [...]

The Story Of Cold Weather And Warm Hearts!

By | 2018-11-26T14:41:47+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Energy News|

The Energy Industry is always changing. Winter this year could be challenging as it seems to be coming early. For many years natural gas storage has been very high, it has carried us through stressful weather and conditions without a lot of spikes in prices. Natural gas storage is now at lower levels than it [...]

Consumer Energy Solutions Nominated For 2017 Leadership And Integrity Award

By | 2018-10-11T15:23:14+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Energy News|

“It’s an honor to be nominated!” This is something often said when it comes to awards. This time I can attest that it’s true, it’s an honor to be nominated! Why? Because this award means something in our industry. It’s the Leadership and Integrity Award for 2017 presented by Energy Marketing Conferences in New York. [...]

Is There A Connection Between Listening And Success?

By | 2018-08-23T15:22:34+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

“This course was very good for me. It helped to show me that I need to slow down and really LISTEN to the customer. This helps create an understanding between the rep and customer. I acknowledge what the customer is saying and I can appropriately handle the customer questions and concerns. This truly helps the [...]

Helping our Employees Help More Customers! It’s always WIN/WIN Around Here!

By | 2018-07-17T16:12:09+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Energy News|

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 [...]

What Is Success?

By | 2018-05-23T13:53:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Company History, Energy News|

When I interact with other business people 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 SUCCESS! Author, Norman Vincent Peale, once [...]