The Utility of Justice


As the U.S. - and beyond - has more actively engaged in debate and discussion on race, racism, inequality and justice, AIQUEOUS has begun to proactively consider not only what responsibilities we as a company have and should act upon but also the particular role that energy or water utilities play in the Black community across the United States - especially in terms of customer engagement and equality. While the relationship between a utility and its customers may for many, seem cut and dry, there are in fact utility policies and positions that need to be considered within this context.

For example, in a New Yorker interview with Opal Tometi, one of the Co-Founders of Black Lives Matter, Ms. Tometi called out utility policies specifically in the scope of advocacy for the Movement for Black Lives: