13 episodes

Illuminators is a show about the people and the forces transforming the business of energy.

Businesses and industries regularly face sweeping transitions. Those transitions are now getting more frequent and volatile as technology cycles speed up.

We'll tell stories about how businesses or industries have managed disruption throughout history. This show will help energy experts learn from the wider world of business, and help business learn about the unique world of energy.

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Illuminators is a show about the people and the forces transforming the business of energy.

Businesses and industries regularly face sweeping transitions. Those transitions are now getting more frequent and volatile as technology cycles speed up.

We'll tell stories about how businesses or industries have managed disruption throughout history. This show will help energy experts learn from the wider world of business, and help business learn about the unique world of energy.

    The Birth (and Near Death) of Demand Response

    The Birth (and Near Death) of Demand Response

    In this episode: how doubts from investors and peers fueled one entrepreneur to co-found a company that changed the way companies manage their energy use — and landed him in the Supreme Court.

    • 34 min
    How Trust in Companies Is Changing Rapidly

    How Trust in Companies Is Changing Rapidly

    In this episode, we’ll hear about the surprising ways businesses can earn trust — and what happens when they lose it.

    • 34 min
    From Dotcom Bust to Clean Energy Visionary

    From Dotcom Bust to Clean Energy Visionary

    In this episode: how a forward-looking energy expert saw the macrotrends in cleantech before most utilities, oil companies and investors — and then convinced them it would transform their business.

    • 36 min
    An ‘Intrapreneur’ Driving the Corporate Clean Energy Revolution

    An ‘Intrapreneur’ Driving the Corporate Clean Energy Revolution

    In this episode: an "intrapreneur" who’s managed the clean energy and sustainability strategies of some of the world’s biggest and most complex organizations.

    • 35 min
    How Failed Green Jobs and Energy Poverty Shaped This Founder

    How Failed Green Jobs and Energy Poverty Shaped This Founder

    In this episode, we profile an entrepreneur who’s applying lessons from politics, community organizing, and data crunching to clean energy in inner cities: Donnel Baird. 

    • 30 min
    Origins of the Modern Battery Storage Business

    Origins of the Modern Battery Storage Business

    In this episode, we profile a pioneer in storage who proved out the business case for putting big batteries on the grid: John Zahurancik.

    • 34 min

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