5 Lakes Energy

5 Lakes Energy is a Michigan-based policy consulting firm offering services in clean energy and the environment to the public and private sector. We provide the strategic pathways that enable and accelerate adoption of clean energy technologies and sustainable practices.

  • What Does Carbon Regulation Mean for Michigan? June 2nd, 2014

    The EPA released draft regulations on reducing carbon pollution from power plants today. The long awaited draft includes what seems to be a flexible approach to meeting decreases in carbon from Michigan’s fleet of more than 20 coal fired electricity generators. Making up 54% of electricity generated in Michigan, the coal fleet is on the path… Read more »

  • 3rd Annual Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council Meeting April 30th April 9th, 2014

    The Annual Michigan EIBC Meeting provides members an opportunity to network and learn about innovations in advanced energy in Michigan and beyond. Please register early, there is limited space available. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/michigan-eibc-annual-meeting-tickets-10593466343?aff=eorg Agenda 8:30 – 9:30         Registration and Coffee 9:30 – 9:45          Welcome and Opening Remarks 9:45 – 10:00        Michigan EIBC Annual Report 10:00 – 10:15      Election of… Read more »

  • Michigan Energy Forum – Distributed Storage April 2nd, 2014

    Distributed energy storage is a key supportive technology to help achieve a high proportion of renewable energy usage at high reliability. On October 17th, 2013, the California CPUC voted 5-0 to implement targets for distributed energy storage and therein took the U.S. lead in encouraging this emerging potential market.  Renewables and other forms of intermittent generation… Read more »

What people are saying about 5 Lakes...

5 Lakes' principals bring a unique blend of policy and political expertise and experience to the table to promote clean energy businesses. Their approach – as well as their passion and dedication – helps provide  their clients with the access, relationships, collaborations and  promotional support they need to succeed. Sterling Corporation has worked as a partner with 5 Lakes on a number of initiatives over the last few years, helping to build bi-partisan solutions to some of our thorniest contemporary energy issues.
Mark Pischea Partner, Sterling Corporation http://www.sterlingcorporation.com/

5 Lakes Energy has played a critical role in the creation and growth of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. With unmatched energy policy expertise and powerful connections in the state and national energy industry, the 5 Lakes team has assisted in crafting our input to Governor Snyder's energy policy recommendations, helped execute events to connect industry leaders with policymakers and assisted in growing our membership of advanced energy companies. We couldn't ask for better partners and allies in growing the advanced energy industry in Michigan than 5 Lakes Energy.

Dan Scripps President, Mi-Energy Innovation Business Council http://mieibc.org/