2016 National champions
"Simplifying the building and management of microgrids."
Microgrids - IoT
Today, building a microgrid is a long and expensive process - every component speaks a different language and requires a customized solution, much like internet communication protocols decades ago. With Heila's microgrid controller, disparate energy resources and loads can be automatically integrated and optimized, enabling plug n' play deployment of microgrids.
Microgrid project managers can use the award winning Heila IQ distributed controllers as building blocks to connect and monitor as many sources as required. It can sense change in the system's conditions and communicate them to the operator; it can automatically control the sources and seamlessly react to changes; and it learns from the long term operation of the microgrid to improve performance.
Jorge Elizondo: CEO
Aly Eltayeb: VP of Business Development
Albert Chan: VP of Operations
Francisco Morocz: VP of Development
John Donnal: Technical Advisor
Sell products and provide consulting services
Stage of development
TRL 6: System/Subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
Grants and awards to date
- 1st Place National CleanTech University Prize
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Prize, U.S. Department of Energy - Clean Energy Trust Challenge
- Clean Cities Prize - Clean Energy Trust Challenge
- Hanley Foundation Prize - Clean Energy Trust Challenge
3-6 month milestones
- Aquire next customer
- Secure funding to expand the team
- Office/Workshop space
Francisco Morocz: firstname.lastname@example.org