Director of Energy Systems Engineering at Lehigh featured in MIT Technology Review explainer on VPPs

Energy Systems Engineering Director Rudy Shankar contributed to a recent MIT Technology Review article on "How virtual power plants are shaping tomorrow's energy system."

The article, published Feb. 7, 2024, posits that "by orchestrating EVs, batteries, and smart home devices, VPPs can help make the grid cleaner and more efficient."

According to the story, "Better AI can also help VPPs become more adept at coordinating diverse assets, says Shankar." 

Read the full piece on the MIT Technology Review website