Report Highlights Benefits of Distributed Solar

According to a recent white paper from the Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI), in most cases, the growth of solar distributed generation (DG) systems represents a net benefit to all utility customers. The paper was featured in a story by Michigan Public Radio as well as an article in PV Magazine.   The IEI white paper,…

Guidance for Utilities Commissions on Time of Use Rates: A Shared Perspective from Consumer and Clean Energy Advocates

The following paper was co-authored by Douglas Jester, Principal with 5 Lakes Energy. What follows is the text of the introduction and executive summary. To download/view the full paper, please click here. Guidance for Utilities Commissions on Time of Use Rates: A Shared Perspective from Consumer and Clean Energy Advocates Electricity Rate Design Review Paper No. 2…

Companies Push for Fair Energy Rates in Michigan, Minnesota

Companies Push for Fair Energy Rates in Michigan, Minnesota   When a factory is more energy efficient, owners spend less money on heat and power, boosting profits and making the manufacturer more competitive. Unfortunately, industry efforts to improve their energy efficiency face significant barriers in states with unfair rates for what’s known as stand-by power.…