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Uniquely Qualified

IES is one of the fastest growing, full-service, energy consulting firms in America. Energy deregulation has now allowed businesses, government, municipalities, and education to choose their energy supplier and realize tremendous cost savings.


We provide service to the largest consumers in government, educational, real estate, manufacturing, data centers and the industrial verticals. Our clients have unique facility and operational demands that require customized energy procurement and efficiency solutions to save them hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars annually.


With over 30 years of combined experience in virtually every aspect of the deregulated energy market, Ideal Energy Solutions possesses the knowledge to take on an ever-changing industry.


To bring a new standard of transparency towards the client’s best interest. The energy consulting industry often focuses on what is best for the consultant and not what is best for the user. By providing vetted and accredited alternative sources of gas and electricity to compete against each backed up with analytics, we inform and suggest solutions curtailed to their specific operational needs.



IES leadership has over 100 years of combined energy experience in the energy utility, wholesale trading, retail supply, group purchasing, and energy consulting fields. Learn more about our team below.

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Brian West

35 years as a trial lawyer, AV rated, regularly rated a Super Lawyer Top Lawyer in Virginia and Washington D.C., serial entrepreneur in a variety of spaces including real estate, real estate title insurance, outdoor advertising, solar energy, desalination, finance and law. Played rugby for 20 years throughout the US and internationally, loves golf.

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Keith Burgess

Longtime resident of Montgomery county, Maryland, college wrestler at U of MD college park, athletic youth coach for 10+ years, Burgess Properties (25+ years) - real estate development & multi-family operator/investor, partner / senior advisor (25+ years) at NFP/Meltzer - insurance & financial services industry, and Angel Investor.

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Cody O'Connor

Lives in Philadelphia, college soccer player at PSU-York, energy industry expert with over 10 years of experience on procurement and efficiency. Worked for some of the largest national firms based in Houston, NYC, PHL,. Loves dogs, the Philadelphia sports teams, and stories about overcoming obstacles with the desire to better themselves or their community.


Greg Babcock

Native Washingtonian; owner of multiple advertising and marketing agencies over 31 years, including one in Top 25, The Babcock Advertising Agency, in the Washington market; Board Member of We Will Survive Cancer, mentor, author, and founder of the second largest charity donation program benefiting area youth. Enjoys the game of golf, always looking to improve technique.

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