Sila is an impact driven technology and business leader with expertise in buildings, grid integration of distributed energy resources and electrification of transportation. Prior to joining BEV, she was the CEO of eIQ Mobility, a fleet electrification startup, and ushered it through its incubation to its acquisition. She also built and led the Grid Integration Systems and Mobility research team at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and managed the Bits and Watts initiative at Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Institute. With over 15 years of research, she led complex research projects that were geared towards engaging the electricity industry stakeholders to develop a more flexible and responsive electricity grid in the US. Her research career is marked by development of automated demand response, OpenADR, flexible resources participating in a variety of electricity markets and data-driven approaches to plan and operate distribution grids.
Sila has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a masters in building science from Carnegie Mellon University.