On July 28, 2015, the State of New York Dept. of Public Service released a “Staff White Paper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models” as part of the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative for a cleaner, more affordable and more efficient electric energy system. One of the major goals of REV is to transition from a traditional consumer cost model to a model that provides opportunities for utilities to benefit from engaging in activities that help consumers reduce energy costs and encourages broader deployment of distribution energy resources (DERs). Click here to view or download the White Paper. For an informative article on the paper by RTO Insider, click  here.