Energy Acronyms and Website Resources

Acronyms List:

AABE: American Association of Blacks in Energy

AIEC:  Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives

CEWD:  Center for Energy Workforce Development

DOE:  U.S. Department of Energy

EEC:  Energy Education Council

EIA:  U.S. Energy Information Administration

EIF:  Energy Industry Fundamentals

ELE:  Energy Learning Exchange

ESP:  Energizing Student Potential Program

GAOI:  Geothermal Alliance of Illinois

IACTE:  Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education

IASB:  Illinois Association of School Boards

IBWG:  Illinois Biomass Working Group

ICEA:  Illinois Competitive Energy Association

IEA:  Illinois Education Association

IEA:  Illinois Energy Association

IEC:  Illinois Energy Consortium

IEWC:  Illinois Energy Workforce Consortium

IGEN:  Illinois Green Economy Network

ILEPA:  Illinois Energy Professionals Association

IREA:  Illinois Renewable Energy Association

ISBE:  Illinois State Board of Education

ISEA:  Illinois Solar Energy Association

ISEIF:  Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation

ISLE:  Illinois Shared Learning Environment

MEEA:  Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

MHPA:  Midwest Home Performance Association

MREA:  Midwest Renewable Energy Association

NEED:  National Energy Education Development Project

NSBE: National Society of Black Engineers

OER:  Open Educational Resources

RESA:  Retail Energy Supply Association

SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

STEM:  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

SWE:  Society of Women Engineers

WEN:  Women’s Energy Network

WISE:  Women in Sustainable Employment workshop

WOW:  Wind on the Wires


For Educators:

Energy Learning Exchange – Open educational resources

Field Trip Factory – Schedule free field trips – K-8 teacher’s guides highlighting the importance of energy efficiency, by Ameren Illinois

My Energy Gateway – Planning education in energy


Local Utility Careers:


Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives


Nicor Gas

Prairie State Generating Company

Primera Engineers

S&C Electric Company

WEC Energy Group


Other Energy Careers:

Career Cruising


Get Into Energy

Illinois Pathways

Serve Our Co-Ops; Serve Our Country

Troops to Energy Jobs




List updated 10/19/17