Executive Director of the Pace Energy & Climate Center, Pace University School of Law
Karl R. Rábago is the Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, at the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. Under Karl’s leadership, Pace is actively involved in every aspect of the New York REV—Reforming the Energy Vision—proceeding. Karl is also co-director of the Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition (NESEMC), a US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative project that works to harmonize solar market policy in the 9-state northeast region through a novel coalition of solar business associations. An attorney and US Army veteran, Karl has more than 25 years of experience in electricity and energy policy, regulation, and markets. He has served as a public utility commissioner, a deputy assistant secretary for the US Department of Energy, an R&D manager, advocate, and utility executive. Karl is an innovator in electric utility regulatory issues relating to clean energy services and technologies. He helped establish the Green-e® Certification program, and developed the nation’s first value-of-solar tariff at Austin Energy, where he served as vice president for distributed energy services. Karl chairs the Board of Directors of the Center for Resource Solutions and serves as a board member for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
New York is leading the nation in advancing of new vision for the power sector business model. Driven by a goal to animate distributed energy resource markets for economic, environmental, and societal benefits for all communities, the NY REV could be the best thing that ever happened to Microgrids.