Spectrum Energy Solutions, Inc.
Spectrum Energy Solutions is a professional energy brokering and consulting firm, featuring three main disciplines: energy engineering, energy accounting, and energy brokering.
Leadership

Michael Jennings

Founder and CEO


Michael Jennings

Mike Jennings, Founder and President, has more than 35 years experience in the energy business. After eleven years at PG&E, Mike started a firm that could provide the pent-up demand for comprehensive energy services: energy trading, energy engineering and energy accounting.

In his early years, Mike worked for the State of California as an energy expert to food processing and agricultural operations around California. After completing his master’s degree in engineering from Fresno State, Mike worked at PG&E where he provided service to large customers in the central valley, contributed to the development of utility tariffs, and acted as the utility spokesperson.


Following PG&E, Mike managed a team of engineers and technicians at a civil engineering firm before starting Spectrum Energy Solutions.


In 1996, Mike began Spectrum by consulting with the same customers he had served at PG&E, extending them options that the utility could not deliver. Mike has established business relationships with the best natural gas and electricity suppliers in the business for the purpose of managing our client’s natural gas and electricity purchases.

History and Mission

Why establish a full service energy brokerage and consulting firm?
Mike left Pacific Gas and Electric in 1994 to address his customer’s pent-up demand for non-standard solutions that reduce energy costs. Mike’s vision included the development of a full spectrum of options and non-traditional solutions for his clients to reduce their energy cost. He founded the company that is now Spectrum Energy Solutions. The firm enjoys a position as an industry leader.



Providing assurance to our clients
The proliferation of solar generation has created a particular need for our professional energy services. We provide consultation and assurance to clients who are in one of the three stages of buying: those who are considering solar, those who have committed to a solar project and those who have completed a solar project. We find a wide range of project performance, from those that are oversized to those that are underperforming. We also review solar contracts for our clients to ensure that their project is living up to any contractor guarantees.



As bona fide energy accounting professionals we provide assurance that our customers are paying the least amount possible for their gas and electricity. This service is akin to the tax related work that a CPA does.

We provide client assurance by showing them a wide range of energy cost reduction no-investment options. We use our Scorecard to prioritize customer-specific opportunities for each client.

We provide client assurance by simplifying complex utility issues and presenting them as opportunities to our clients. An example of this is our review of the Utility new business process, which can be confusing and arbitrary.

We provide assurance to our clients by interceding and advocating for our clients on Utility issues in the grey areas that are open to interpretation.



Philosophy

Our professional energy services menu brings the full Spectrum of energy-related disciplines together to give our clients options they never knew they had. This full range of options empowers our clients. Our overriding objective is to find the right solution for each client.

Knowledge is power. You don’t know what you don’t know. You may suspect that you are overpaying for natural gas and electricity, but you can’t be certain.

Spectrum’s central theme for doing business is to make the complexities of the energy business seem simple to our clients.


We show up! It may sound a bit simple but we show up in person to see our clients on a regular basis. We are a California-based firm. As such, we will meet you at your facility to spend the time necessary to solve your energy related problems.

You need an energy expert in your corner; someone who can advocate for you and evaluate the claims of sales people.

We make the complex simple: Would you do your own taxes or would you use a CPA?

Questions

How do I know if I need your services?
The strange part is that you may not know that you need us. Your potential cost savings are masked by such things as changes in operating hours, company growth, and gas and electric rates that are increasingly complex.



Do I have the least cost possible for my energy?
We will line out the opportunities and present them using our Scorecard.



How do you charge for these services?
We offer flexible fee schedules, from contingency-only fees to monthly fees. What fee schedule would you prefer?

  • Pure contingency
  • Hourly not to exceed the amount we save you
  • Fixed fee for our services
  • Fixed monthly fee with a small contingency

Looking for a job?


We are looking to hire energy professionals.
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Michael Jennings
Jeremy Seng
Vice President of
Engineering

Jeremy manages the team of engineers and energy analysts at Spectrum. He plays a major role in the software development team, creating the next generation of energy analysis tools. Jeremy is the master of the “what if” scenario.


Jeremy received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fresno. He came to Spectrum from the hardware side of the energy business, developing onsite generation projects in California. Jeremy has a history as an entrepreneur and deep experience in project management and construction.


Jeremy’s drive and unwillingness to quit are evident in his athletic endeavors. An active cyclist and outdoor enthusiast, Jeremy is a ‘Climb to Kaiser’ finisher and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two sons, hiking and biking near his father’s home in Yosemite Valley.

Michael Jennings
Michael Jennings
Founder and CEO

Mike Jennings, Founder and President, has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy business. After an eleven year tenure at PG&E, Mike started a firm that could provide the pent up demand for comprehensive energy services: energy trading, energy engineering and energy accounting and analysis.


In his early years, Mike worked for the State of California as an energy expert to food processing and agricultural operations around the state. After completing his master’s degree in engineering from Fresno State, Mike worked at PG&E where he provided service to large customers in the central valley, contributed to the development of utility tariffs, and acted as the utility spokesperson. Following PG&E, Mike managed a team of engineers and technicians at a civil engineering firm before starting Spectrum Energy Solutions.


In 1996, Mike began the firm by consulting with the same customers he had served at PG&E, extending them options that the utility could not deliver. Under Mike’s direction the firm grew to its present size of 14 people. In the course of events, Mike established strategic alliances with firms like Shell Trading, Constellation New Energy and Tiger Natural Gas.

The first 16 years has brought together the best minds, the best expertise and the top energy suppliers, forming a team that can provide a full Spectrum of Energy Solutions.

Michael Jennings
Kevin Flanagan
Vice President of
Business Development

Kevin blends his consulting experience with his talent for teaching, creating a consultative sales and marketing approach based on deep respect for our customers and a desire to educate them about the fine points of Better Energy Buying.


Kevin has a unique ability to communicate with clients and partners to develop business relationships that open up a new world of better energy buying. He has boundless energy, enthusiasm, and a competitive spirit. He ensures that our clients and staff are well informed. Much of his time is focused on putting the technical world of energy into terms that customers can understand and apply, empowering them to make better energy decisions.


Kevin graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he also played lacrosse. He enjoys spending time on the golf course, racquetball court, and hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains.