The energy that Glacial Energy supplies to its customers is neither cold nor icy. Operating through subsidiaries, Glacial Energy is a retail energy supplier selling electricity and natural gas to commercial and institutional customers in deregulated US markets. It offers electricity service in 14 northeastern and midwestern states, as well as Texas and California. Likewise, the company's natural gas services are offered in 14 northeastern states and California. The company typically buys energy at competitive wholesale prices from various electricity and natural gas producers to resell to customers; it leaves distribution up to local utilities. Glacial Energy was founded in 2005 by CEO Gary Mole.