The goal of the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming Energy Vision is to have the Public Service Commission (PSC) “improve system efficiency, empower customer choice, and encourage greater penetration of clean generation and energy efficiency technologies and practices”.
REV is a response to current issues such as:
- Consumers spend hundreds of millions annually to maintain the full capabilities of a system that is needed only on the very hottest days of the summer.
- The need for utilities to actively manage and coordinate a wide range of distributed resources, or generate electricity from many small energy sources
- Lack of existing market enabling customers to optimize their energy priorities, provide system benefits, and be compensated for providing such system benefit