Performance-based regulation: Seeking the new utility business model

Utility Dive: There is accelerating work to transform the utility business model through performance-based regulation (PBR).

Traditionally, utilities earn profits through regulator-approved rate increases that recover investment costs and add a margin of return. Many power sector stakeholders have unfulfilled ambitions to instead reward utilities for providing value to customers, for example through integrating more renewable resources and energy efficiency.

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