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April 2022

In this article from our first magazine, we take a closer look at how utilities can best position themselves to define their value to stay on course with customers. Keep an eye out for Volume 4, coming soon.

April 2022

As we prepare for the release of Volume 4 of ILLUME’s magazine, we reflect on this article from Volume 1. Utility driven marketplaces show promise for expanding revenue streams. But how can utilities meet growing customer expectations for fulfillment, communications, and service that are the hallmark of the Amazon model?

March 2022

Recently, ILLUME hosted a huddle with people from state agencies and utilities to discuss opportunities to maximize the funds that they will get from IIJA. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation.

March 2022

In our most recent case study, read how ILLUME explores how integrated controls foster beneficial electrification and what contractors and residents need to adopt these technologies.

March 2022

In our latest blog, ILLUME Director, Amanda Dwelley, and Analyst, Arianna Zrzavy talk about how states are taking different approaches to identify and define Environmental Justice and Climate Justice Communities. Read more about what tools are being used and what data is being considered when making these decisions.

March 2022

Listen to our most recent podcast as ILLUME Founder, Anne Dougherty talks with ILLUME Analyst, Arianna Zrzavy about Environmental Justice (EJ) and how EJ screening tools can be used to support communities and policy-makers in better serving historically disadvantaged or marginalized communities.

February 2022

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Deidre Sanders has joined ILLUME as our new Senior Managing Director of Energy Equity, Research & Impacts. In this role, Dr. Sanders provides thought leadership and subject matter expertise in qualitative and quantitative approaches to addressing issues related to equity and diversity in the energy sector.

February 2022

Have you ever wished you were a member of the ILLUME-i-nation? We are looking for a Manager of Marketing and Storytelling responsible for upholding ILLUME’s best-in-class business-to-business marketing and to help us elevate ILLUME’s work and alignment with our brand, Mission, Vision, and Values.

February 2022

“Environmental history and Black history are intertwined.” This article highlights some key facts and terms related to our environmental and Black history, future, and present!

February 2022

Let’s thank the citizens of Nashville by giving back. Please join AESP and ILLUME in supporting the United Way of Greater Nashville.

February 2022

If you’re attending AESP this year, help us give to Nashville families in need by donating to the United Way of Greater Nashville. Every little bit counts!

February 2022

“Black History Month shouldn’t be treated as though it is somehow separate from our collective American history or somehow just boiled down to a compilation of greatest hits from the March on Washington or from some of our sports heroes,” Obama said.

February 2022

We are proud to share ILLUME Analyst Arianna Zrzavy’s featured article in the Environmental Law Institute! Her article discusses how disparate environmental burdens can be addressed using environmental Justice (EJ) screening tools.

February 2022

Support the local community while at AESP! Please join AESP and ILLUME in supporting the United Way of Greater Nashville and Nashville’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

February 2022

Participatory design can help utilities gather input from a wide range of stakeholders before offerings hit the market. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

February 2022

Two years later, the challenges of 2020 continue. Here, ILLUME reflects on the timeline of three crises in a truly unprecedented year.

January 2022

Rather than treating the pandemic as an outlier, states should look to the pandemic as a dry run for devastating, and costly, future climate disasters.

January 2022

The year 2020 was marked by disasters. In this article, we look back at history as we reflect on past environmental disasters and the major changes in policy that followed.

January 2022

We were so thrilled to have been nominated as an “Outstanding LARGE Business” in the Marketplace Wisconsin 40th Anniversary Business Awards. Can you believe it? And even more thrilled to be runner up.

January 2022

ILLUME sits down with Visceral Change’s Sherard Robbins to talk candidly about diversity, equity, and inclusion and reflect on the hard truths of the last few years.

January 2022

As the pandemic continues, public health is elevated back into the national conversation. How will utilities continue to value, reframe, and extol the many measurable public health and safety benefits of our industry after COVID-19 recedes?

January 2022

Our nation, and our organizations, are contending with failed equity policies. To remedy historic and structural wrongs, we need a roadmap.

January 2022

Asking would-be participants to navigate offerings in a language that is not their own is like getting invited to a dinner party where you don’t feel welcome. So how do we ensure our translations are more inviting?

December 2021

Rooting out bias from our industry’s lexicon requires intention. Here we explore a framework to shift commonly used phrases from harmful framing to more dignifying language.

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