Heila Technologies Co-Founder and CEO Recognized as Sustainability Hero of the Year
Francisco Morocz named 2021 Sustainability Award Winner by the Business Intelligence Group
Boston, MA – September 7, 2021 – Heila Technologies, an energy technology leader responsible for controlling, aggregating, and optimizing distributed energy resources (DERs), today announced Francisco Morocz, CEO and co-founder, has been named a winner in the 2021 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice.
With Morocz and Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Jorge Elizondo at its helm, Heila is transforming the energy industry from the ground up with its cost-effective, reliable, and sustainable technology. The core product and idea behind Heila, the Heila Edge® platform, is designed to help solve the environmental sustainability crisis by simplifying the aggregation, integration with the grid, and optimization of DERs with advanced system controls and functionality. Heila is known for its decentralized approach to microgrid control and optimization, which is the most state-of-the-art architecture in the industry today.
In the last year, as CEO, Morocz has led the company to raise more than $3 million to help the company expand, has won numerous awards and grants for Heila’s innovative, unrivaled solution to the energy crisis, and has launched its product in several countries – including installing the first microgrid at a hotel in Latin America.
“For me to be honored as a Sustainability Award winner is not an individual achievement, but rather a recognition of the hard work, perseverance, and vision of our entire Heila team. We’ve done some impactful work over the past year, and as the climate crisis intensifies, we still have so much left to do,” said Morocz. “By relying on the innovative thinking on which our company was founded, I’m confident that together we can advance the sustainable, reliable, and equitable grid our planet desperately needs.”
For-profit and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes submitted nominations to reward team members and gain exposure for the organization, its initiatives, and the exemplary accomplishments of its leaders as they work to reduce their impact on our environment. Morocz was recognized alongside fellow winners Apolónia Rodrigues, President of Dark Sky®, Michael Tuohy, VP of Environment & Sustainability at Intelex Technologies ULC, and Kyra Whitten, VP, Sustainability, and President, Flex Foundation, at Flex.
“We are so proud to reward and recognize all of our winners and finalists, as they provide the leadership and vision needed to protect our environment,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group.
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 clean, resilient, 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 www.heilatech.com.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.