Capstone Energy Services

About Us

Capstone Energy Services, LLC was formed in 2009, with the core team and service offerings coming from the Energy Services group of Northwind Resources, LLC, which remains an active participant in the physical and financial natural gas markets. Capstone Energy Services has offices in Kansas City and Omaha.

Jeff Carlson Jeff Carlson, President, Capstone Energy Services
Mr. Carlson has been in the energy business for over 30 years with experience in virtually every aspect of the natural gas and power industries. One of the founding partners of Capstone Energy Services, Mr. Carlson performs overall on-going account management and serves as the executive sponsor. He is involved with the implementation and finalization of service agreements, and assumes the leadership role of longer term strategic account management, assuring the Omaha based operations team is meeting the needs of clients. Prior to partnering with Capstone Energy Services, Mr. Carlson was the Vice President of Energy Services at Northwind Resources. His experience includes diverse positions at utility, pipeline, and distribution companies, including Northern Natural Gas, Peoples Natural Gas, UtiliCorp Energy Management, Aquila, and EnergyVision. Mr. Carlson graduated from Buena Vista University with a BA Business Administration.

Rich Rogers Rich Rogers, Vice President, Capstone Energy Services
Mr. Rogers has 30+ years in the utility, energy marketing and energy services business. The last 15 years he has focused on working with industrial clients to effectively manage their energy spend. His current role provides for business relationship development and executive sponsor; involvement through the business development process and initial implementation to provide strategic input for the account assuring implementation and scope of service are aligned. Previously, he has held positions at Peoples Natural Gas, UtiliCorp, Aquila, and Energy Management Resources. Mr. Rogers has a BS Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska.

Glossary Terms

Glossary Terms

Nominated Volume

The physical quantity of gas requested, typically in MMBtu/day, for a specific contract or for all contracts at a specific point.

Marketing Affiliate

A marketing company that has corporate ties to an interstate pipeline, an intrastate pipeline, or a local distribution company.

Energy Only Providers

Power marketers or other electricity vendors who provide and bill for only the energy component of the electricity consumed by the end-use customer.


A unit of heating value equivalent to 100,000 British thermal units (Btu).

Real Power

The component of electric power that performs work, typically measured in kilowatts (kW) or megawatts (MW)--sometimes referred to as Active Power.

Injection (Storage)

The process of delivering natural gas into a storage field for future delivery and use.

Price Ceiling

Statutory maximum lawful prices for various categories of natural gas, including gas destined for both the intrastate and interstate markets.

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Energy Delivery Chains

Energy Delivery Chains

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment

How we assist clients in responding to national environmental concerns.

  • Initiate and manage a "Green" energy procurement program
  • Evaluate national legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Research state and local energy efficiency programs and incentives
  • Track energy use and related emissions estimate