The recently released report by the Department of Energy (DOE), “Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Virtual Power Plants” highlights a compelling opportunity: Tripling the current scale of VPP deployments (estimated at 80-160 gigawatts) by 2030 – would allow the U.S. to retire polluting fossil fuel peaker plants, respond to new electricity demands, and reduce grid costs. This groundbreaking report underscores how essential digital innovation is to reshaping our energy landscape.
Watch our webinar to take a deeper dive into this report and the future of VPPs. This discussion and Q&A will provide invaluable perspectives on the implications of the rapid growth in renewable energy deployments and shed light on the future of virtual power plants (VPPs) and their pivotal role in revolutionizing our electrical grid infrastructure.
Learn best practices in adapting to a distributed grid and strategies for accelerating VPP adoption including:
- Expanding distributed energy resource (DER) adoption
- Simplifying VPP enrollment processes
- Standardizing VPP operations for efficiency
- Integrating VPPs into utility planning and incentives
- Enhancing the integration of VPPs into wholesale markets for broader impact
Whether you’re a policy maker, utility professional, DER provider, or simply passionate about a sustainable energy future, this event will equip you with insights and strategies to drive positive change in the energy sector.
Senior Advisor (Contractor), Loan Programs Office of the U.S. Department of Energy
Senior Consultant (Contractor), Loan Programs Office of the U.S. Department of Energy
Chief Revenue Officer
HEAD OF POLICY & MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Sruthi Davuluri is the Head of Policy & Market Development at AutoGrid, where she drives regulatory interventions to accelerate the deployments of DERs and VPPs. She also estimates revenue potential for various types of energy assets across North American markets. Prior to joining AutoGrid, Sruthi was a consultant at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), where she advised utilities, developers, and regulatory agencies on a wide variety of topics such as battery storage deployment, building electrification, and EVs. She holds a Master of Science degree in Technology and Policy from MIT and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.