Reflecting back on this webinar from 2020, we explore the role of distributed generation to more equitably address the threats of climate change. Expert guest panelists from Southern California Edison, and California-based electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) manufacturer, KIGT, discuss resiliency and the ways utilities and cities can better align around the needs of utility customers.
In this StoryMap, we share the story of KIGT – a Los Angeles-based, Black, and independently owned EVSE company. By addressing the obstacles KIGT has encountered while serving Black and Brown communities in South Los Angeles, we illuminate the necessary actions for utilities and regulators to take to ensure a just energy transition that benefits all communities. Most importantly, we center the experience of those most impacted by the environmental harms of our energy industry.
We are excited to announce our latest whitepaper titled, “Unlocking Just Transportation Electrification.” In this whitepaper, we identify barriers to equitable TE and recommend TE strategies that can unlock EV access in Black and Brown Communities. We do this by drawing on an in-depth case study of the Black-owned EVSE company, KIGT, and its efforts to serve communities in South Los Angeles. Download our whitepaper today.
In our new podcast episode, Anne Dougherty talks to Paul Francis, CEO and Co-Founder of KIGT, an EVSE manufacturing company. Paul shares KIGT’s origin story and the barriers and successes he’s faced along the way.
Meeting the Moment with Community-First Infrastructure Investment Models
In this co-authored blog post with Paul Francis, KIGT, we argue that community-first, rather than technology-first, infrastructure investment models will be critical as federal funding is poised to transform the energy industry. We argue that the starting point for our collective success is to reframe all we do with a Community-First mindset, from regulatory frameworks to evaluations.
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.