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September 2022

As conversations about beneficial continue, we look back on this interview with Kathy Kuntz from ILLUME’s second magazine. We get to the heart of some of the key themes that still resonate today.

September 2022

The ILLUME team is growing and we want you to grow with us! If you are looking for a position with a flexible schedule, rewarding work, and an amazing team apply today. We are looking to fill multiple positions.

September 2022

When thinking about EVs, range anxiety continues to be one of the main concerns for adoption. Is adding more chargers the solution? ILLUME led research to evaluate and understand the market impact of National Grid’s EV charging incentive program in 2020. Read our findings in this case study from last year.

August 2022

When it comes to energy efficiency, context is everything. In this article from our first magazine, learn how ILLUME used in-home and in-business ethnographic research to help Georgia Power explore how social and local culture impacts residents’ perceptions of light, home, and comfort.

August 2022

ILLUME is looking to hire a part-time graphic designer and production assistant. If you are creative and looking for a new opportunity, apply today!

August 2022

As folks continue to consider heat pump water heater adoption as a source of energy efficiency and savings, we look back on this case study from last year. Read how ILLUME found valuable learnings about the customer experience in our evaluation of a pilot to assess the magnitude of demand impacts and energy savings from water heater-based demand response (DR).

August 2022

As our homes get smarter and the conversations about DR program participation continues, we revisit this article from our second magazine. We show how utilities can offer ways to meet customer expectations and provide seamless participation in DR programs. Here are some technologies offering load management opportunities. 

August 2022

ILLUME is looking to hire a Managing Consultant or Senior Managing Consultant will be responsible for leading projects end-to-end with an emphasis on ILLUME’s equity research and impacts studies and consulting. If this is you, we would love to talk with you. If you know of someone that would be perfect for this role, please feel free to share.

August 2022

If you are attending ACEEE Summer Study this year, don’t forget to catch Jes Rivas on Wednesday as she speaks about the impact of ignoring behavior in technological innovation. You can also catch her informal session on Thursday, 8/25. You do not want to miss it.

August 2022

ILLUME Director, Dr. Elizabeth Kelley will be presenting this Tuesday and Friday at the ACEEE Summer Study Conference. We hope to see you there!

August 2022

Join ILLUME’s own Laura Schauer and Dr. Elizabeth Kelley as they present for AESP. They’ll discuss how to identify key program design and implementation strategies to equitably reach and serve ALL communities and customers.

August 2022

If you are attending the ACEEE Summer Study Conference this week make sure to catch ILLUME’s Tabitha Munson as she speaks about behavioral programs coming of age. We hope to see you there.

August 2022

If you’re attending ACEEE Summer Study this week make sure to see Riana Johnson as she talks about designing more effective and creative interventions for evaluating workforce programs.

August 2022

As the scorching temperatures of summer take their toll on all of us, we reflect back on this blog from last year. How can utilities and cities work together to make their communities and customers more comfortable as we live through extreme weather conditions?

August 2022

What go-to-market models are needed to drive adoption of DERs and maximize their grid benefits? Read this article from V2of our magazine to see how smart thermostats are providing important learnings for scaling DER adoption and increasing program participation.

August 2022

At ILLUME Advising, LLC we strive to create forward-looking benefits that are equitable across titles, gender, and seniority.

August 2022

In this podcast Founder Anne Dougherty, talks with Vice President, Laura Schauer, to discuss ways in which utilities are becoming more customer-centric as they seek to add value to the customer experience. This conversation is a follow up to Laura’s blog, Why the Future of Utilities Is All About Adding Value to Customer Experience, published in collaboration with Salesforce. You can find the link to the blog in the comments.

August 2022

ILLUME is proud to support KIGT by conducting a case study of opportunities and barriers to equitable infrastructure investment through the lens of KIGT’ s experience building and installing electric vehicle charging equipment.

August 2022

ILLUME is looking to hire a part-time Graphic Design and Production Assistant who can work within established brand guidelines while still being innovative and pushing the boundaries across different platforms. If this is you, apply to join our team today!

August 2022

In volume two of this blog series, People Champion, Yasmeen Chánes sits down with Senior Managing Consultant, Allison Carlson to talk about her second journey with ILLUME and her professional advice for navigating your career.

August 2022

We cannot reach ambitious climate goals without greater customer participation, but customers who need energy efficiency programs are often the least likely to participate. How do we identify the needs of customers who are not engaging with energy efficiency programs? ILLUME interviewed customers to help Massachusetts Program Administrators answer that question. Click the link to find out what we learned.

August 2022

Climate change leads to more frequent and destructive extreme weather events that nearly always result in the same outcome: power failures. How do utilities stand up and restore value and customer confidence in a time of persistent climate shocks? Read our 2021 case study that still remains relevant today.

August 2022

Salary is one part of a compensation package, but money can’t buy you time and engagement.

July 2022

To help us move forward, energy program evaluation has to continue to evolve along with everything else — in a way that is productive and valuable, not limiting or punitive. But for emerging pilot initiatives, evaluation can also play a strong research and information support role. We talk about how in this magazine article from ILLUME’s very first magazine that still remains as relevant today as when we first published it.

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