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Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation 2017-09-14T19:47:06+00:00

Through grantmaking, we’re working to create a more energy literate society that’s ready for the smart grid.

Our century-old power grid is upgrading to a smart grid. By 2020, most Illinois homes will have a smart electric meter. Our mission is to empower a community of organizations to make sure everyone understands smart meters and how to benefit from them.

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The smart grid is changing how people engage with energy.

New tools, behaviors, and attitudes need to accompany major electrical infrastructure upgrades. Our funding supports programs that empower the diversity of Illinois residents to become actively engaged in their energy usage.

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ISEIF is a unique model in the energy world.

 

We address the human and community sides of energy and the electric grid. Through the use of data and stories, we’re learning what it takes to get consumers energized about the smart grid.

 

From Our Blog

“Get Them Talking”: 6 Tips for Engaging the Community from Judy Hertz

This post originally appeared on Smart Power Illinois. Energy leaders in Illinois gathered at this year’s 2017 ISEIF Surge Summit, during which they had the [...]

Going Green and Saving Green – What We Learned From Professor Kiesling

At this fall’s Chicago “Surge Summit” event, hosted by the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF), local energy efficiency advocates got to hear from the [...]

Three Little Questions With Dr. Lynne Kiesling

One of the great things about having a group of peer reviewers to review grant applications at ISEIF is that we get to know some [...]

Two Dollars Worth of Good for One Dollar

The foosball table in the teen room at Oakley Square looks well-used, even though there weren’t any teens in the room on the sunny summer [...]

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