What Happened in Texas in February?

By | 2021-03-29T14:46:45+00:00 March 29th, 2021|Electricity, Energy News|

Basics of energy production have to be understood before one can make any sense of what happened in Texas in February when a brutal cold snap lead to blackouts in over four million homes and businesses. For years the Texas grid operator, ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas), has overestimated the ability to maintain a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

What Would It Mean To Have Energy Independence?

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:30+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Electricity, Energy News|

The energy industry has been in the news this year and accompanying the news is a national cry for energy independence. A step along the way towards achieving that for the U.S. would be to gain North American energy independence. That would mean weaning North America (the U.S., Canada and Mexico) off any kind of [...]

Are We In The Calm Before The Storm Of Supply And Demand That Drives Electricity And Natural Gas Prices Up?

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:31+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Electricity, Energy News|

Here’s an interesting 2017 news alert: “Throughout Q1, crude inventories in the U.S. continued to climb, which started to raise concerns about the impact of the OPEC cuts,” said Mark Watkins, regional investment manager at the Private Client Group at U.S. Bank in Utah. “March hit the oil markets like a lion, with WTI1  falling [...]

What Sets Consumer Energy Solutions Apart From Other Energy Sales Companies?

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:31+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Company History, Electricity, Energy News|

I am often asked what sets CES apart from other energy sales companies. This is a very easy question for me to answer. It’s a one-word-answer. However, you most likely will not believe me if I tell you what that word is. So I’m going to give you a bit of CES history before I [...]