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…

Great Lakes Sustainable Wine Alliance Up and Running!

5 Lakes Energy is pleased to be playing a critical role to support the Michigan wine industry in the establishment of the Great Lakes Sustainable Wine Alliance. The Alliance is a collaboration among wineries and vineyards who agree to follow third party standards of sustainability practice and who strive to communicate these efforts to various…

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…

5 minutes with 5 Lakes – Get to know 5LE Partner Douglas Jester!

Get to know 5LE Partner Douglas Jester! If you’ve purchased hunting or fishing licenses through Michigan’s automated system, or reserved a campsite online, you can thank Douglas Jester for these two streamlined processes that get you what you need quickly and accurately. In 1984, Douglas was working for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)…