THE HEILA TEAM

Jorge Elizondo
Sr. Microgrid Engineer
EESC PhD, MIT

Heila Technologies is an MIT-born startup dedicated to simplifying the integration and operation of individual Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and microgrids.

The revolutionary technology that powers the Heila Platform is the brainchild of the company’s co-founder, Jorge Elizondo, who, along with business partner Francisco Morocz, grew Heila from an internship into a business in less than a year.

Francisco Morocz
CEO
MS MechE, MIT

At the time of its inception in 2015, Jorge was serving as a graduate intern at Stone Edge Farm, a vineyard in Sonoma California. As part of the vineyard’s efforts to implement a fully self-sufficient and “islandable” microgrid, Jorge sought proposals from several of the world’s leading power technology companies. None were able to deliver on Jorge’s vision for an organic, self-learning system.

Seth Drew

Sr. Software Engineer

MS CS, Tufts

“Heila’s vision is to enable the grid of tomorrow by dramatically simplifying the construction, operation and optimization of fleets of DERs.”

– Jorge Elizondo

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