July 24 — As a former member of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, a rate case expert witness and a participant in New York’s REV, Pace’s Rabago has seen PBR used for cynical and altruistic reasons, he told Utility Dive.

“It is probably not possible to change the existing model quickly, but the New York REV has shown a commitment to animating DER markets with PBR that has provoked change by utilities,” he said. “That has happened before with the emergence of other disruptive ideas like smart grid and integrated resource planning.”

— Utility Dive