Our Mission

5 Lakes Energy supports nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies in pursuing their clean energy goals, designing and implementing climate solutions, and delivering economic, public health, and other benefits to the people they serve.

About us

We serve our clients with innovative strategies and deep expertise in utility regulation and ratemaking, policy research and development, energy modeling and analysis, and project planning. The 5 Lakes Energy team also offers comprehensive management and communications services to dynamic organizations that are leading the Great Lakes states into the clean energy future.

Liesl Eichler Clark and Stanley “Skip” Pruss—two veteran Michigan public policy leaders—founded 5 Lakes Energy in 2010 to build on the momentum from the State’s 2008 adoption of its first-ever renewable power and energy efficiency standards. Reflecting their vision, 5 Lakes Energy has spurred ongoing progress on climate and clean-energy policy for more than a dozen years by strengthening the leadership capacity, technical expertise, and collective voice of Michigan’s clean-energy business and nonprofit communities.

The 5 Lakes Team

5 Lakes Energy team members are recognized experts in public policy, utility regulation, energy system modeling, and organizational leadership, communications, and engagement. We take great pride in helping our clients achieve their climate and clean-energy goals.

Get in touch

5 Lakes Energy is looking for partners and clients who want to make a difference on climate and energy issues in their states or communities. Please drop us a line and let’s get to work.