Eileen Hannigan

Vice President – Talent Development

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Eileen Hannigan combines analytical expertise, program implementation experience, and an interdisciplinary social science research background to analyze complex data. Drawing on more than 15 years of research and evaluation experience, Eileen excels at translating results into actionable recommendations for energy program planning, design, and continuous improvement. She deploys traditional and experimental qualitative and quantitative research methods to answer critical client questions and is a sought-after expert in areas including behavioral and DR offerings and the smart home. When Eileen is not deftly leading ILLUME teams in studies across the country, you can find her biking or hiking.

eileen@illumeadvising.com

Eileen is located in Madison, WI.

Related Resources

Commercial Lighting: Market Actor Insights on a Dynamic Market

In this paper presented at the 2022 IEPEC Conference, we describe a broad market research study completed in 2020, intended to provide a snapshot of the current state of underserved businesses in one state in the southeast.
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Home Energy Report (HER) Savings Literature Review

Our team conducted a thorough review of research addressing the research question: What happens to energy savings when HER recipients no longer receive reports or if they receive reports at a reduced cadence?
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Impact Evaluation Considerations in Light of COVID-19

Anne Dougherty discusses how massive shifts in energy use patterns have us rethinking everything from baselines to alternative metrics for 2020 with ILLUME’s technical team.
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Impact Evaluation Considerations in light of COVID-19

Eileen Hannigan moderates a discussion on how massive shifts in energy use patterns have us rethinking everything from baselines to alternative metrics for 2020.
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Impact Evaluation Considerations in Light of COVID-19

As we continue to think through the implications of the novel coronavirus, we need to consider how to quickly adapt our evaluation frameworks to provide meaningful results.
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Hidden in the Basement: Customer Learnings from a DR Study

In a crowded market of new and more efficient appliances, can heat pump water heaters deliver deeper savings and expanded opportunities to leverage DR to support the grid during peak usage?
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Connecting with Communities: Expanding Engagement to Create more Inclusive Programs

With a novel and engaging research approach, ILLUME identified strategies for an electric utility to serve a broader, more inclusive group of customers residing in the Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Latine communities.
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Water Heater Demand Response: Comparing Full Replacement and After-Market Controllers

This white paper presented at the 2022 IEPEC conference discusses two approaches to water heater demand response (DR) – full unit replacement and after-market controllers. We present results from a pilot sponsored by a southeastern utility that tested installing brand-new Wi-Fi enabled water heaters and conducted both winter and summer events. 
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Small Business and Behavioral Energy Efficiency: Dividing Deep into Data to Estimate Statewide Potential

In her BECC 2017 presentation, Eileen Hannigan share an overview of her statewide potential study of the behavioral savings potential—and tactics to reach those savings—with Minnesota small and medium businesses.
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Finding Big Potential in Small Businesses: Behavior Change Opportunities and Targeting Approaches from a Statewide Study

Eileen Hannigan’s white paper shares how small businesses, which may have limited capital for large investments, are good candidates for low-cost behavior change conservation.
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Statewide Commercial Behavior Segmentation and Potential Study

What is the behavioral intervention potential in Minnesota small businesses? And how do you get them to engage? Anne Dougherty, Eileen Hannigan, and Shannon Kahl answer those questions in this 2017 report.
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Matching and VIA: Quasi-Experimental Methods in a World of Imperfect Data

Co-authored by Eileen Hannigan and presented at the 2015 IEPEC conference.
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Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin

Eileen Hannigan co-authored a report comparing Wisconsin weatherization programs for the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program.
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Higher Savings Goals and the Rebate/Buy-Down Elephant in the Room: Recognizing When and How to Move On to Market Lift

This white paper on market lift was co-authored by Eileen Hannigan and Rick Winch and presented at the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study.
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How Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Program Used the Power of Promotions to Accelerate the Adoption and Energy Savings of Commercial Lighting

This white paper, co-authored by Eileen Hannigan and presented at the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study proves how promotional tactics encouraged commercial lighting in the Focus on Energy Program.
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