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Federal Electricity Subsidies: Information on Research Funding, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities That Support Electricity Production
GAO-08-102: Published: Oct 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2007.
Electricity is vital to our daily lives, powering homes, businesses, and industries. Presently, electricity is generated largely by coal and other fossil fuels and nuclear power, with hydropower, and, to a lesser extent, renewable energy sources, such as wind. Because of electricity's importance to producers, consumers, and businesses, the federal government has undertaken a wide range of programs...
Federal Power: The Evolution of Preference in Marketing Federal Power
RCED-00-127: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of the Department of Energy's power marketing administrations (PMA), focusing on: (1) how federal legislation and major relevant court cases have, over time, directed the PMAs to give preference to particular customers in purchasing electricity; and (2) the role of preference in the PMAs' electricity sales in light of the restructuring of...
Power Marketing Administrations: Repayment of Power Costs Needs Closer Monitoring
AIMD-98-164: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the monitoring of the repayment of the power-related costs and debt of four of the Department of Energy's (DOE) power marketing administrations (PMA), focusing on determining whether: (1) DOE or the Department of the Treasury actively monitors the amount of debt to be repaid and the appropriateness of the annual payments; and (2) there is a potenti...
Federal Power: Options for Selected Power Marketing Administrations' Role in a Changing Electricity Industry
RCED-98-43: Published: Mar 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various issues concerning the role of certain power marketing administrations (PMA) and other federal agencies in restructuring electricity markets, focusing on: (1) whether the government operates them and the related electric power assets in a businesslike manner; and (2) options that Congress and other policymakers can pursue to address concerns...
Results Act: Comments on Selected Aspects of the Draft Strategic Plans of the Departments of Energy and the Interior
T-RCED-97-213: Published: Jul 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
GAO discussed the overall quality of the draft strategic plans of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Interior, focusing on: (1) DOE's draft plan as it relates to Power Marketing Administrations (PMA), specifically whether it addresses the cross-cutting nature of their activities; and (2) the Bureau of Reclamation's mission statement, the coordination of cross-cutting program...
Federal Power: Issues Related to the Divestiture of Federal Hydropower Resources
RCED-97-48: Published: Mar 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) profiles of three power marketing administrations, including their similarities and differences and how they interact with the agencies that operate federal water projects; (2) general parameters of the process by which federally owned assets can be sold; and (3) factors that would have to be addressed in a divestiture of federa...
Federal Electric Power: Pricing Alternatives for Power Marketed by the Department of Energy
RCED-86-186BR: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified alternatives to the Department of Energy's (DOE) power marketing administrations' (PMA) power-pricing practices.The alternatives discussed are those based on a cost-of-service objective and those based on criteria other than cost. GAO noted that the: (1) cost-of-service objective requires that the government or utility recover costs through elect...
Recovering a Portion of Federal Irrigation Project Construction Costs Through Revenues From Department of Energy Electric Power Sales
RCED-85-128: Published: Jul 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the recovery of federal irrigation project construction costs through Department of Energy (DOE) power sales revenues, focusing on: (1) the legal requirements for cost recovery; (2) the amount of construction costs projected to be recovered; and (3) how DOE is providing for the recovery of construction costs.GAO found that: (1) feder...