Who We Are

Egan Energy Communications (EEC) is a national communications firm focusing on the unique communications needs of electric, gas and water utilities across North America. Clients benefit from Founder and President John Egan’s nearly 30 years of experience in utility and energy issues – as a reporter, utility spokesman, marketing analyst, writer, speaker, coach, research director and consultant. We serve clients across the U.S. as shown in the map below.

About John Egan

John Egan has nearly 30 years of experience as a utility communicator. John’s deep industry expertise, coupled with years as a working journalist and utility spokesperson, makes him uniquely qualified to serve his clients in the energy industry.

Prior to starting EEC in 2009, John was for nine years the research director for E source’s Communications, Marketing & Strategic Issues research service. Before E source, John created and managed the competitive intelligence function for Salt River Project (SRP), a large public water and power utility headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier in his career, he was SRP’s chief spokesperson for five years and a reporter and editor at The Energy Daily, based in Washington, D.C., for three and one-half years.

As president of EEC, John has held workshops, conducted research and written copy for a wide variety of clients, almost exclusively within the utility industry, since 2009. Testimonials and a list of clients can be found elsewhere on this website.

John received his Master of Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Chicago.

What We Do

By working to turn stakeholders into advocates, EEC helps energy-industry communicators and marketers across the U.S. to achieve their respective goals, which in turn produce better business results.

Sometimes that means writing an annual report, relaunching a website, creating a communications plan, engaging in social media or preparing a white paper.

Other times it’s providing an outside perspective – reworking messaging, reviewing a communications plan, helping companies break through their internal discussions, or conducting best-practice qualitative research.

We also help keep important projects on schedule by writing newsletters, composing press releases, ghostwriting trade industry articles or researching industry trends.

Companies also hire us when they need help raising their visibility in an increasingly crowded energy market. We help them by securing conference speaking opportunities, conducting media relations campaigns, writing case studies or producing web conferences. This case study describes how EEC devises content strategy solutions for its energy company clients and the value created for them.


States in blue are where EEC has served clients.

Client Map 2021

Who We Serve

Maybe you’re a utility communications manager with new projects, tight deadlines and not enough staff.

Or perhaps you direct marketing for a solutions provider seeking cost-effective ways to raise your profile and capture new business.

You could be a public affairs executive struggling with knotty public issues like falling customer satisfaction, rising utility prices or looming regulatory mandates on energy efficiency programs.

Maybe you are an advertising manager for a utility and are seeking a fresh perspective on strategy, messaging, art or channels.

Whatever your role or title, if you operate in the energy space and have responsibility for communications or marketing, EEC may be able to help you.

Our clients include public and private utilities across the U.S., solutions providers, energy companies, news organizations and other consulting firms.

What You Receive

If your communications task involves energy issues and words, whether published, digitized or spoken, EEC can help. Be assured that you will receive:

  • Personal and customized service tailored to your business goals/needs
  • Peace of mind in meeting deadlines
  • Industry expertise when you need someone to “speak your language”
  • Flexible pricing options that work within your budget.