The Cleanie Awards® Honors Heila Technologies as the 2021 Startup Company of the Year Gold Place Winner


Boston, MA – November 16, 2021Heila Technologies has been selected as The Cleanie Awards® Gold place winner for Startup Company of the Year. The Cleanie Awards is the leading awards program celebrating people and brands driving the clean energy economy. The program recognizes innovation excellence and business leadership. Individuals and organizations across many facets of the industry submitted nominations.

This award, judged by industry peers, signifies how influential Heila Technologies has been in advocating for a more sustainable future, specifically within the energy industry.

“We are extremely proud to recognize this year’s innovators, influencers and advocates who work tirelessly to champion the clean energy transition in what will be a decisive decade,” said Randee Gilmore, executive director of The Cleanie Awards. “We continuously see nearly a triple-digit increase in the number of submissions year over year, which demonstrates industry growth and the desire for a comprehensive amplification platform for climate solutions.”

Heila Technologies is working to transform the energy industry with its core product and idea, the Heila Edge® platform. The modular energy platform is designed to advance a more modern, cleaner grid by simplifying the integration, operation, optimization and scale-up of distributed energy resources (DERs). Heila is known for its unique decentralized approach to DER control and optimization, which is the most state-of-the-art architecture in the industry today. Recently, the company has started to expand its reach from the continental U.S. to international markets and was recognized as one of BostInno’s “2021 Inno on Fire” for its innovative solution to DER and microgrid controls.

“Climate change is prompting a technological revolution in the energy sector. Our team is inspired to continue paving the way to the decarbonized, resilient infrastructure our energy industry so urgently needs,” said Francisco Morocz, CEO of Heila Technologies. “It’s an honor to be recognized by The Cleanie Awards for our efforts toward a clean energy future, and we’re proud to be driven by such an important mission.”

Heila Technologies was selected by a cohort of peers including judges and leaders representing a cross-section of the cleantech and renewable energy sectors, including Alison Mickey, Fluence; Ayanna Nibbs, CohnReznick Capital; Emily Chasan, Generate Capital; Kirsten Williams, DC Water; Paul Quinlan, ScottMadden, Inc.; Remy Pangle, REpowering Schools; Ron DeLyons, Creekwood Energy Partners LLC; Raheleh Folkerts, Lightsource bp; Thiam Giam, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC; and Zadie Oleksiw, Clearway Energy Group.

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About Heila Technologies:

Heila Technologies is an MIT-born company dedicated to simplifying the integration and operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). Combining decades of deep theoretical knowledge and practical industry experience, Heila’s mission is to transform the energy industry from the ground up using DERs as the pillars of a new sustainable, reliable, and equitable grid. Its decentralized optimization system provides unparalleled automation and modularity, dramatically reducing system complexity and cost. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit

About The Cleanie Awards®:

The Cleanie Awards® is the first comprehensive awards program exclusive to the cleantech industry. It generates much-needed visibility for innovators and disruptors in the industry who are creating life- and planet-changing solutions. The campaigns recognized by the award program aim to influence public opinion about technologies delivering on the promise of a clean energy future. For more information, visit our website at Follow us on Twitter or Facebook at @CleanieAwards and on LinkedIn.