Arizona Utility to Launch Solar Program

Arizona’s Tucson Electric Power has received approval for a solar program that allows participants to use solar power with no installation or maintenance costs. On December 18, 2014, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) announced that it has received the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) approval for its Residential Solar Program – an program that allows customers to...

FERC Issues First Rulings on Order 1000 Interregional Filings

The FERC has issued rulings on interregional transmission plans submitted under Order No. 1000, finding that CAISO has fully complied with regional requirements. On December 18, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its first orders on interregional transmission coordination and cost allocation requirements under FERC Order 1000.  The FERC recognized California Independent System...

NRC Publishes Yucca Mountain Evaluation Report Volume 4

Volume 4 of NRC’s safety evaluation report on the proposed Yucca mountain nuclear waste repository finds the DOE has not acquired land and water rights for the proposed operations area. On December 18, 2014, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published Volume 4 of its Safety Evaluation Report (SER) detailing administrative and programmatic requirements for the...