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Federal Electric Power: Western Area Power Administration's Tracy/Livermore Transmission Project
RCED-88-19: Published: Oct 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) construction of an independent electric power transmission line to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and addressed an electric utility's concerns over the project's propriety.GAO found that: (1) DOE and WAPA believe that the project will improve the reliability and...
Energy Management: Problems With Martin Marietta Energy Systems' Affiliate Relationships
RCED-87-70: Published: Mar 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor's actions in operating the DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory to determine whether: (1) the contractor's relationship with an affiliate violated DOE conflict-of-interest regulations; and (2) DOE maintained adequate control over the contractor's procedure for acquiring personal services from its parent company...
Federal Electric Power: A Five-Year Status Report on the Pacific Northwest Power Act
RCED-87-6: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Pacific Northwest region's compliance with the Northwest Power Act in developing and implementing its electric power plans and fish and wildlife programs and its progress in achieving public involvement in decisionmaking activities.GAO found that: (1) although the Northwest Power Planning Council established and developed a regional power plan which gives priority to the developme...
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...
[Comments on Authority of WAPA To Contract With Canada To Provide Long-Term Power Supply]
B-222908: Published: Oct 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) authority to contract with a Canadian province for a long-term power supply that WAPA would market to other utilities. GAO noted that: (1) neither the Reclamation Project Act nor the Department of Energy Organization Act would provide authority for WAPA to market Canadian power; and (2) such a cont...
Water Resources: Issues Concerning Expanded Irrigation in the Columbia Basin Project
RCED-86-82BR: Published: Jan 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the economic and environmental impacts of expanding the irrigated acreage in the Columbia Basin Project from 556,000 acres to nearly 1.1 million acres.GAO found that the Bureau of Reclamation's 1984 cost/benefit analysis did not conform to the Water Resources Council's principles and guidelines for preparing such analyses. As a result, the costs...
Additional Information Concerning Irrigation Project Costs and Pricing Federal Power
RCED-86-18FS: Published: Oct 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the current basis the Department of Energy's Power Marketing Administrations (PMA) use to price federal electric power and transmission services, specifically: (1) a list of irrigation assistance projects, their costs, and their construction status; and (2) the current PMA practice of repaying irrigation assistance costs on or near the end of the r...
Hydroelectric Development at Federal Facilities in the Pacific Northwest
128095: Oct 8, 1985
Testimony was given on GAO work related to: (1) whether the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Northwest Power Planning Council should approve Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation hydroelectric projects in the Pacific Northwest prior to their development; (2) whether BPA should be required to repay irrigation project construction costs from its power sale revenues; (3) whet...
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...