Founder and CEO
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.
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.
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?