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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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…

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5 Lakes Energy “Apples to Apples” Standby Rate Analyses

Minnesota Midwest Cogeneration Association/Fresh Energy November 2016 Comments in MPUC Case No. 15-115 Midwest Cogeneration Association/Fresh Energy August 2016 Comments in MPUC Case No. 15-115   Michigan Midwest Cogeneration Association Comments to Michigan Public Service Commission Standby Rate Working Group Standby Rate Testimony in DTE Rate Case U-18255 Standby Rate Exhibits in DTE Rate Case…

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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…

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Charge Without a Cause? Assessing Electric Utility Demand Charges on Small Consumers

The following paper was co-authored by Douglas Jester, Principal with 5 Lakes Energy, and will be distributed at the upcoming Summer 2016 meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).  What follows is the text of the introduction — to download/view the full paper, please click here. Charge Without a Cause? Assessing Electric…

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Reducing Energy Waste is Least-Cost Option for Implementing Federal Clean Power Plan

Analysis using new Michigan model highlights important role for renewables, cogeneration, natural gas in meeting state targets   [Lansing and Washington, D.C.] – Reducing energy waste, using more renewable energy sources like solar and wind, cogeneration fueled by natural gas and, depending on long-term price projections, an appropriate amount of natural gas-fired combined cycle generation…

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