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Trudie Wang

Trudie Wang

VP of Product, Heila Technologies
Trudie Wang, Ph.D., is VP of Product at Heila Technologies, a Kohler Company. She is a mission driven engineer by training with almost two decades of experience in developing algorithms around optimization and control methodologies for distributed energy resources. Upon completion of her doctorate on the forefront of these technologies, she went on to help build out innovative products with Growing Energy Labs, SolarCity, SunPower and the Electric Power Research Institute. Across these experiences  she gained additional domain expertise in product management and architecture, software development and energy markets. Her experience now translates and connects the domains of algorithm creation, product development and market design, helping reimagine a distributed energy system that is built up of microgrids and virtual power plants (VPPs) which empower edge resources to play more proactive roles at the distribution level of our networks. She has a keen bent towards design of optimal strategies and control policies that allow us to utilize our resources through a do more with less mindset.