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…

Upcoming Panel Discussion: October 24

Liesl Clark, co-founder and partner at 5 Lakes Energy and President of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, will participate in a panel discussion focused on the clean energy economy on October 24th at Central Michigan University (6:30pm, 161 Anspach Hall).   Thanks to improvements in deployment and technological advancements, wind and solar projects are now…

Future Bright for EVs

5 Lakes Energy Partner/Co-founder and Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council President, Liesl Clark, authored the following opinion piece that was published in The Detroit News on September 17, 2017. Future Bright for EVs Last week was Drive Electric Week, and Michiganians across the state are beginning to realize the many benefits of driving an electric…