ISTI serves as the project management office for the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF). ISEIF was created to inform and engage Illinois consumers in the transformation to a digital electric grid. ISEIF accomplishes this through funding innovative education, outreach, and research projects in correspondence with smart meter deployment timelines.
ISEIF's mission is to empower consumers to understand and adopt smart grid technologies and related programs; to create positive changes in consumer behavior related to patterns of energy use; and to transform cultural norms regarding the relationship between the consumer, the utility and energy consumption. ISTI assists ISEIF by providing support and administrative services necessary to allow ISEIF to engage in its core mission.