New 5 Lakes Energy White Paper – Apples-to-Apples: Comparing Customer Standby Charges for Improved Rate Design

5 Lakes Energy is pleased to publish the following white paper describing the methodology and key results from its “apples-to-apples” standby rate comparison study: Apples-to-Apples: Comparing Customer Standby Charges for Improved Rate Design (July 2018) Summary: Interest in cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is growing quickly across the Midwest. As a result, utility…

5 Lakes Energy’s Jamie Scripps presents on standby rate comparisons and best practices

On May 17,  5 Lakes Energy’s Jamie Scripps presented on standby rate design at a day-long standby rates workshop in Chicago, Illinois co-hosted by the Energy Resources Center and the Midwest Cogeneration Association. The workshop was attended by CHP developers and end-users interested in working together with utilities, regulators and other stakeholders to reduce barriers…

You know what the Midwest is? Innovative and Restless…

How Ohio’s PowerForward initiative illustrates where grid modernization discussions are going… Spoiler alert! They’re full of metaphors and catch phrases!   By Benjamin A. Stafford, Senior Consultant   Last week, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) renewed conversations in Ohio’s review of technological and utility regulatory innovations. Three days of discussions in the third…

New Report: Powering the Mobility Revolution

The Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI) recently unveiled its report, Powering the Mobility Revolution: The Case for Integrating Vehicle Electrification & Batteries into Strategies to Promote Autonomous Vehicles. “Self-driving vehicles are the next big step for the transportation industry, and the mobility industry is increasingly based on electric vehicle technology,” said IEI president and 5 Lakes…