Energy Consulting Group
Meeting Your Needs
We tailor solutions for our clients, enhancing strategic relationships through design, engineering, project and materials management.
From Start To Finish
ECG offers single-source solutions for complex projects. With our deep-rooted experience and comprehensive resources, we are advancing processes from engineering and design solutions through records retention.
Our Expert Team
Our experts give each client an extensive overall scope of their products. We test each idea through reliable full-scale production, which translates into higher constructibility, dependability, and quality on every project.
Repeatable. Sustainable. Better.
Senior Vice President
Wayne R. Gould
Senior Vice President
Mr. Kemper led NPL Construction, an early and successful adopter of many Alliance relationships with a reputation for delivering safe, high quality, best-cost solutions with integrity and stability. His contribution grew from $32M in 1987 to over $600M in revenue by 2012, allowing NPL to become the largest provider of gas distribution construction services in the US at the time. Mike co-founded Canadian Utility Construction in 1991; it was sold to Quanta Services, Inc. in 2015 when he joined Quanta team.
Before joining NPL, Mike served as the President of American Tank & Steel Corporation and Nelco Manufacturing, manufacturers of oil and gas surface production equipment. Accumulating over 35 years of experience, he continues to be actively involved in the energy industry. During his career, he was also an Assistant Vice President in the Real Estate Department of Continental Illinois National Bank and traded on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Mr. Kemper earned a BA degree in English from Brown University and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and New Ventures at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. His drive and commitment to community service gave him the opportunity to work with organizations including Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction Advisory Council, Brophy College Prep Dads’ Club (past President & Board of Regents), Chief Executives Organization, Farmington Industrial Development Service (Board), Midwest Energy Association (Treasurer), San Juan United Way (past Campaign Chairman), Sundt Construction (Board), Young Presidents Organization (past AZ Chapter Chair, Board, Legacy Honour) and Youth With A Mission (past Chairman, emeritus Board).
Mike is a frequent industry speaker and participant at American Gas Association, Canadian Gas Association, Western Energy Institute 35, and others. He serves on the Cross Bore Safety Association and Gold Shovel Standard boards.
Married for 38 years, he has three children, two grandchildren, and lives in Scottsdale, AZ.
Mr. Soetenga is a continuous leader in the utility and pipeline industry, equating over 40 years of experience. He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of Potelco. Mark has worked extensively in the natural gas transmission and electric distribution space for various utilities and transportation companies across the United States. For the past 15 years, he has partnered with Quanta Services, Inc. managing the unique outsourcing model implemented by Puget Sound Energy for both the electric and natural gas distribution systems in the state of Washington service territories served by PSE.
A second-generation utility/energy engineer, Mr. Gould brings 40 years of experience from all operational areas and management levels of the utility industry. Most recently Wayne retired from Puget Sound Energy (PSE) where he served as the director of several organizations including PSE’s Service Provider Model, Supply Chain, Corporate Contracting, Facilities, Fleet, Thermal Generation Resources, Contract Management, Internal Audit, Ethics and Compliance, Privacy and Natural Gas Resources.
Before joining PSE, Wayne held multiple management and executive positions at Sunlaw Energy Corporation, El Paso Merchant Energy Company, and Southern California Edison Company. At the Industry level, he served on several Boards including the Northwest Gas Association, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the American Wind Energy Association, EPRI’s Technology Transfer, and the National Renewables Energy Laboratory’s Enterprise Growth Forum. Wayne is an accomplished speaker and presenter and serves as an expert witness at the state and national levels.
Wayne earned concurrent Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and is a professionally registered engineer.
Core Solution Offerings
- Existing Contractor Strategy Review
- Internal Roles and Relationship
- Comprehensive Gap Analysis
- Contract Design
- Pricing/Cost Sharing
- Performance Metrics/Dashboard
- Bidder Selection
- RFP Management
- Contract Award
- Roles and Relationships Management
- Prudency Support
- Regulatory Program Monitoring
- Metrics Management
Construction | Operational | Solutions
Safety | Quality | Reliability
ECG is meeting the needs of the utility industry by:
- Providing strategic solutions to the ever-increasing demands for cost-effective utility-related engineering, construction and O&M services; and
- Advocating and implementing the adoption of strategic, long-term, service provider relationships between its utility clients and contracted service providers.
Unlike other consultants, ECG has extensive industry experience and the financial backing of one of the world’s largest utility construction companies. No other consultancy has the practical and hard-earned expertise required to cost-effectively offer these services.