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,…

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)…

Presentation at Asthma Initiative of Michigan’s Partnership Forum

On June 6, 2017, 5 Lakes Energy Senior Consultant, Laura Sherman, spoke at the Asthma Initiative of Michigan’s 2017 Partnership Forum about outdoor air pollution and human health. Air pollution from sources including coal-fired power plants and vehicles impacts human health across Michigan. For example, particulates, nitrogen oxides, and asthma exacerbate respiratory distress among the…

5 Lakes Energy Becomes a Certified B Corporation

It’s official! 5 Lakes Energy is now a Certified B Corporation. Reaching this important milestone reinforces our firm’s ongoing commitment to the “triple bottom line” – a measure of sustainability that includes financial, social and environmental measures. We join nearly 2,000 companies worldwide across 130 different industries in the rapidly growing Certified B Corporation, or…