Independent Energy Consultants, Inc. (IEC) is an independent consulting company licensed to develop and administer electric and natural gas municipal aggregation programs. IEC brokers natural gas and electric contracts for commercial and industrial customers in deregulated markets across the United States, manages energy efficiency projects, and provides utility accounting and bill auditing services. IEC delivers value in many ways, but primarily by saving clients money on their utility bills while protecting them from risks in the volatile energy markets.


Independent Energy Consultants welcomes Corporate United Members


Independent Energy Consultants welcomes Corporate United Members

Independent Energy Consultants is pleased to be the Manager of the Corporate United Energy Program. Corporate United provides more than 400 companies across every industry sector with sourcing and contract management solutions. Those companies spend approximately $234 billion per year on indirect goods and services.  As the nation's leading group purchasing organization, Corporate United helps members succeed by combining leverage, knowledge, and sourcing expertise to achieve more from supply chain efforts. As Manager of the Corporate United Energy Program, we are working with member companies to source natural gas and electric supply, track and audit their current utility spend, and to identify ways of conserving energy within their organizations.


Municipal Aggregation Programs


Municipal Aggregation Programs

We are currently serving over 300,000 residential and small business accounts in our Natural Gas and/or Electric Governmental Aggregation programs that impact over 100 Ohio and Illinois communities combined. Visit our Municipal Aggregation page to learn how we can help your community save on natural gas and/or electricity.

Opportunities exist in the Ameren Illinois, Commonwealth Edison, Columbus Southern, Ohio Power, Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating, Toledo Edison, Dayton Power and Light and Duke Energy service territories to start an electric aggregation program. Natural gas aggregation programs can be started at any time throughout most of Ohio. Opt-in electric aggregation programs can be started in most areas of Texas.


Energy Brokerage Services


Energy Brokerage Services

The representatives of Independent Energy Consultants work with commercial and industrial customers to help them achieve savings on natural gas and electricity costs in any deregulated state. We are independent energy brokers and feel so strongly about the importance of this, we included it in our company name. When you partner with Independent Energy Consultants, you will know we are always working in your best interest.

When sourcing natural gas and/or electricity for our Commercial and Industrial Clients our energy brokers encourage a time-proven approach that builds the foundation for a true partnership with our clients. If you are truly serious about understanding your risk tolerance, your energy sourcing options and finally taking control of your energy costs, contact us and remember Not all Energy Brokers are Alike.


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Independent Energy Consultants believes businesses benefit financially by continually improving their management of energy resources, and the environment benefits from reduced levels of related pollution. Additional information is available at


  • "It has been my pleasure to work with Mark Burns in developing Green's electric and gas aggregation programs. Green was one of the first municipalities to initiate an aggregation program, and Mr. Burns' knowledge and drive were instrumental in getting this accomplished in a timely and cost efficient manner.

    The city of Green has saved its residents literally millions of dollars in reduced costs for both power and natural gas. Given Mr. Burns' extensive knowledge and customer responsiveness, I would recommend him unconditionally to coordinate any utility based study."
    Dan Croghan
    Former Mayor
    City of Green, OH
  • "Mr. Burns brings 22 years of experience and expertise in the fields of natural gas and electricity to governmental aggregation programs. His knowledge and experience, coupled with his awareness of and sensitivity to residential energy customers' preferences, makes it easy for a City to present a well-organized and cost-beneficial aggregation program to City residents.

    Mr. Burns is always ready to personally assist the individual resident in joining or leaving an aggregate group. He is always willing to explain the program to those residents that may have questions. He understands that governmental energy aggregates are made of people, not numbers.

    Mr. Burns watches the market trends and advises a governmental aggregator when to strike a price for an energy program. He tracks activity before the Public Utilities Commission and advises of issues that will impact municipalities so that we may address those issues. His advice and attention to our municipality has made my job much easier, and has resulted in professionally-run aggregate programs."
    Phyllis Vento de Crespo
    Former Assistant Director of Law
    City of Euclid, OH
  • "Thanks for all your hard work and perseverance. This program has been a huge positive in otherwise gloomy economic times."
    Township Administrator
  • "Most people turn to a quality atlas or a reputable consumer magazine when they need help planning a trip through unfamiliar territory or making an important purchase. I turned to Mark Burns, the founder of Independent Energy Consultants.

    Mark calmly, politely and successfully guided our city through every phase of our opt-in and opt-out natural gas aggregation programs. He also helped taxpayers, our city, and our council of local governments achieve significant savings on residential, small business and public building heating bills.

    Mark Burns is the consummate professional, knowledgeable, certified, neophyte-friendly, always available to answer questions, and always planning ahead. I give him thumbs up, way up."
    Joe Martuccio
    Law Director, City of Canton
  • "Thanks for the good job you are doing. I know the residents of the township appreciate the savings particularly in these difficult economic times."
    Township Trustee
  • "Mark Burns, of Independent Energy Consultants, has been our energy broker since March 2007.  The level of satisfaction that the Village of Silver Lake has with our relationship with Independent Energy Consultants is very high.  I have always found Mark Burns to be professional, extremely knowledgeable and dependable.  I trust him implicitly, and have always found his advice to be both sound and timely.

    Mr. Burns keeps me fully informed about all events regarding the energy market.  He explains things in such a way that I can fully understand my choices and options.  A variety of different programs is presented to me each time a price strike period approaches, and a recommendation is made for me to consider.  Because of the thorough explanations of the options available to me, I always feel confident that I can make a wise decision regarding choosing an aggregator for the Village.  There has never been a time when I was disappointed with his recommendation.  I truly feel that he consistently looks out for the best interests of the Village of Silver Lake."
    Bernie Hovey,
    Mayor, Village of Silver Lake
    "Mark,  I will send this out today - as is.  Thank you for your hard work, this program has been wonderful."
    Township Administrator