Costa Rica’s Marriott Hacienda Belén Becomes First Hotel in Latin America to Install a Microgrid with Heila Technologies

CPG Hospitality and Enjoy Group, owners of Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belén, today announced the hotel is installing a microgrid controlled, optimized, and managed by Heila Technologies, representing the first of the Marriott chain in Latin America to deploy the technology. The microgrid will allow the hotel to avoid 20.8 tons of CO2 per year, reduce electricity consumption, have energy coverage, and increase resilience against electrical outages.

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Costa Rica’s Marriott Hacienda Belén Becomes First Hotel in Latin America to Install a Microgrid with Heila Technologies

CPG Hospitality and Enjoy Group, owners of Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belén, today announced the hotel is installing a microgrid controlled, optimized, and managed by Heila Technologies, representing the first of the Marriott chain in Latin America to deploy the technology. The microgrid will allow the hotel to avoid 20.8 tons of CO2 per year, reduce electricity consumption, have energy coverage, and increase resilience against electrical outages.

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Heila Technologies Awarded $1 Million from the National Science Foundation

Heila Technologies Inc. (Heila), a Boston-based distributed energy controls company, recently received an approximately $1 million grant as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program after receiving the Phase I SBIR award in 2019. The SBIR program aims to fund advanced research and development for cutting-edge scientific and engineering discoveries and bring them into the market at scale. The grant will support Heila’s efforts to commercialize their Heila Edge® platform.

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Shouldn’t Every Day be Earth Day?

As we at Heila celebrate this important day, we are taking the chance to reflect on its significance as well as the mission that drives our innovation: to enable renewable and distributed energy resources (DERs) to become the pillars of a cleaner, more resilient, and more equitable electric grid.

Heila Technologies Selected to Present at the 2021 NREL Industry Growth Forum

Heila Technologies Selected to Present at the 2021 NREL Industry Growth Forum One of 40 cleantech startups selected globally, Heila Technologies will present its Heila Edge® platform to potential investors and other cleantech industry stakeholders.   For Immediate Release March 12, 2021 SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts — Heila Technologies Inc. (Heila) has been selected to present its…

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Lessons Learned from Past Blackouts

Climate change has caused extreme weather events like hurricanes, wildfires, and powerful winter storms to increase in both intensity and frequency. As more regions across the country face extended power outages due to these events, we are confronted with the harsh reality that a centralized grid is not well suited to meet the growing need for climate resiliency.

Recently, we saw this across the state of Texas, where record-low temperatures and two severe winter storms forced the grid operator to institute power shut-offs for millions of people in order to prevent the collapse of the entire grid. The traditional centralized hub-and-spoke architecture of the power grid needs support, and distributed energy resource (DER) systems like microgrids have the potential to do just that, providing local resiliency while simultaneously easing the grid’s load during emergencies.