About Us

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ILLUME offers end-to-end consulting to the energy industry through cutting-edge social and data-science research services. Drawing on a deep bench of technical experts – from backgrounds as varied as anthropology to economics to public health to engineering to physics to graphic design — ILLUME provides our clients a holistic and boutique consulting experience. We support clients as they push the envelope to leverage emerging technology, empathy-focused research, data analytics, and customer-centric design strategies to build cleaner, safer, and more resilient energy infrastructure and, ultimately, healthier and more sustainable communities. ILLUME is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, with offices in Portland, Oregon, and Tucson, Arizona, and team members in Washington D.C., California, Maine, and Idaho.

ILLUME is a values-driven company, committed to building an environment that encourages our team to flourish professionally while still pursuing their many passions at home and in their communities. Our efforts were most recently recognized by Ivy Exec who ranked ILLUME  as the #2 Best Boutique Consulting Firm to Work For and ranked ILLUME the #1 firm for Culture, Money, and Leadership. 

Our Mission

  • Elevate the voices of our colleagues through collaboration and of the public through research
  • Build a thriving clean energy economy with a focus on environmental and social justice
  • Equitably transform the energy industry to the benefit of all communities

Our Vision

ILLUME is the premier consultancy for advancing, re-envisioning and equitably transforming the energy industry. We align with clean energy and social justice imperatives and give primacy to human dreams and aspirations so that all can thrive in a clean energy future.

Our Values

  • Be Brave – Clear is kind
  • Stay Curious – Embrace learning in all forms
  • Take Good Care – Of yourself and others


ILLUME would like to acknowledge that the work of ILLUME takes place on land that was stolen from Indigenous peoples, who have lived in harmony with this land and its natural resources since time immemorial. This work would not be possible without wisdom and knowledge from the federally recognized and unrecognized Native Nations with whom our states of residence shares geography.

We are also cognizant that we cannot separate the history of our community from the history of colonialism and slavery in the United States. We acknowledge that this legacy persists today as we continue to work towards racial justice, equity, liberation, and community.