Heila Technologies | Microgrids 

Heila Technologies, a KOHLER ENERGY company, is an MIT-born company dedicated to simplifying the integration and operation of distributed energy resources (DERs) and microgrids. Combining decades of deep theoretical knowledge and practical industry experience, Heila’s mission is to reinvent the energy industry from the ground up using DERs as the pillars of a new sustainable, reliable, and equitable grid. Heila’s decentralized control and optimization platform provides unparalleled automation and modularity, dramatically reducing system complexity and cost.

The Heila Edge® Platform

The Heila Edge platform is a modular energy platform that makes it easy to connect and optimize solar arrays, batteries and other distributed energy resources. The platform leverages emergent intelligence to coordinate power assets and build self-managing microgrids and fleets from the ground up.

Intelligent, autonomous and ever evolving

Through game theory, Heila’s revolutionary distributed control platform autonomously manages and optimizes resources and, critically, enables a modular microgrid – one where assets can be added or removed seamlessly.

The Heila Edge Platform’s three key components

  1. The hardware acts as a protocol gateway, aggregator, and distributed controller, creating a seamless experience for installers and developers.
  2. The software provides on-premise and remote data access and also enables users to optimize and automate their operations for any value stack.
  3. The technology-agnostic operating model allows manufacturers, utilities, and developers to avoid vendor lock-in and scale energy systems quickly using the assets of their choosing.

Use Cases 

  • Islanding and Reconnection
  • Energy Arbitrage and Demand Charge Management
  • Demand Response
  • Grid Services
  • Incentive Programs Compliance
  • Wholesale Market Participation


  • Residential Aggregation
  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Utility Scale


Transitioning to a new grid paradigm

The U.S. electricity system is struggling to adapt to the stresses of climate change and the increasing diversity and scale of distributed energy resources.

The Heila Edge platform makes it possible to develop the grid of the future – one that is more sustainable, reliable, flexible, and equitable.

The Heila Edge Platform allows you to provide state-of-the-art controls and optimization tools

Microgrid integration and control

Heila supports resiliency applications, including the ability for your customers to automatically island from and re-synchronize with the grid. Because of the local control capabilities, the system can continue to operate even if external communications are lost.

Economic optimization and Forecasting

Heila’s solution enables optimization based on any site’s economic objectives, constraints, or preferences, including solar overgeneration recapture, energy arbitrage, peak shaving, and more.

Intuitive User Interfaces

Heila’s cloud-based operations platform gives users all the tools they need to configure, operate, monitor, and troubleshoot power assets on-site or remotely.

Data Suite and Analytics

Both on-site and remote data access and control are available. The cloud-based platform provides powerful data visualization, archival, reporting, and exporting tools through an accessible and intuitive user interface.

A Modular Energy Platform

Heila’s distributed control and optimization platform provides unparalleled automation and modularity, dramatically reducing system complexity and cost by building systems from the ground up.

Centralized Control

Distributed Control

Electricity Microgrid Schematic

Thermal Microgrid Schematic

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Any Further Questions?

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