New Report from Citizens Utility Board: Electric Utility Performance – Ranking Michigan Amongst the States (2019)

There’s a new report out from the Citizens Utility Board of Michigan, prepared by 5 Lakes Energy LLC, that provides a scorecard measuring the aggregate performance of Michigan’s electric utilities in the areas of reliability, affordability and management of environmental impacts in comparison to the aggregate performance of the other 49 states and the District of…

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Guest Blog: Reliability of Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Highlighted in DTE Rate Case

By Jamie Scripps, Hunterston Consulting LLC Jamie Scripps is a principal with Hunterston Consulting LLC, where she offers advanced energy policy expertise to clients across the Midwest. Jamie’s standby rate research has been featured in a number of proceedings throughout the country, and she is a recognized expert on policies related to cogeneration. In 2016,…

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Guest Blog: Utility-Owned Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Highlighted in DTE Rate Case

By Jamie Scripps, Hunterston Consulting LLC Jamie Scripps is a principal with Hunterston Consulting LLC, where she offers advanced energy policy expertise to clients across the Midwest, with a focus on Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Jamie’s standby rate research has been featured in proceedings throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, and she is a…

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5 Lakes Energy Co-Founder Liesl Eichler Clark appointed to lead Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer

Starting January 1, 5 Lakes Energy Co-Founder and Partner Liesl Eichler Clark will serve as the Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the Whitmer Administration. Clark brings to the position deep expertise in environmental, energy, natural resources, corporate sustainability and agriculture policy, and an indomitable passion for combating climate change. Prior…

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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…

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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…

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