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Information on the Proposed Transfer of the Department of Energy's Functions
RCED-84-28: Published: Oct 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the administration's proposal to transfer the Department of Energy's (DOE) functions to several Federal agencies.GAO found that, under the administration's proposed agency reorganizations, the transfer of the DOE responsibilities for international affairs, without transfer of personnel, would eliminate one of the Government's entities now involv...
Policies Governing BPA's Repayment of Federal Investment Still Need Revision
RCED-84-25: Published: Oct 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1983.
Federal law requires the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to repay the federal investment in its power generation facilities. In a follow-up to a previous report, GAO examined BPA policies regarding repayment.Through 1964, BPA used a fixed annual payment approach to repayment. In 1964, BPA adopted the repayment study method to determine revenue requirements. Under this method, estimated reven...
Bonneville Power Administration's Repayment of the Federal Investment
122327: Sep 14, 1983
GAO testified on its recently completed work on the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) repayment of the Federal investment in its power system. The Federal investment in the Columbia River Power System exceeds $7 billion, of which BPA has repaid about $638 million. BPA collects revenues to pay for the costs of operation and maintenance, purchased and exchange power, and transmission service b...
Federal Investment in the Columbia River Power System: Status of Repayment
122041: Aug 3, 1983
GAO reviewed the status of the Bonneville Power Administration's repayment of the Federal investment in the Columbia River Power System to the Federal Treasury. Federal law requires Bonneville to repay this investment, which exceeds $7 billion, over a period of years. GAO stated that, during the past 10 years, Bonneville has repaid little of the Federal investment. Through 1965, Bonneville repaid...
[Views on BPA Authority To Finance WPPSS Construction From Ratepayer Revenues]
B-210929: Published: Aug 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its views concerning the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) authority to finance, from BPA ratepayer revenues, the completion of construction of a Washington Public Power Supply System project. BPA has agreed to pay project construction costs as they are incurred through net billing or by direct disbursements. GAO concluded that such payme...
Potential for Expanding Electric Power Transmission Between the Pacific Northwest and California
121900: Jul 11, 1983
Testimony was given on the potential for expanding electric power transmission between the Pacific Northwest and California. Although in 1980 the Northwest was projecting power deficits, the recently issued Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan forecasts power surpluses, and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has initiated actions with California and other Northwest utilities for s...
Bonneville's ADP Resource Management Controls Show Improvement, but More Needs To Be Done
AFMD-83-63: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) progress in making its automatic data processing (ADP) resource management controls effective.GAO found that additional management controls and large-scale changes are needed to achieve effective and economical operations for computer systems integration, ADP resource management and use, computer protection, and contingency planning. GAO not...
Bonneville Power Administration's Capability and Preparations To Implement the Regional Power Plan
121651: Jun 13, 1983
GAO discussed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) capability and preparations to implement the Regional Power Plan adopted by the Northwest Power Planning Council. The Pacific Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Act made BPA responsible for developing a conservation and electric power plan while effectively meeting the needs of its customers. GAO stated that the council's first actio...
Implications of Report on the Powder River Basin Federal Coal Lease Sale
121737: Jun 7, 1983
Testimony was given concerning the implications of a recent GAO report on the Powder River Basin Federal coal lease sale. This report raised some serious questions regarding Department of the Interior actions related to the sale while recognizing that Interior faces a difficult task in trying to sell leases competitively. GAO found that Interior had no records to document, nor could it provide a w...
Selected Aspects of the DOE Operating Contract for the Solar Energy Research Institute
RCED-83-66: Published: Mar 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) contract with the Midwest Research Institute (MRI) for operating and managing the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). Specifically GAO was asked to discuss whether: (1) the process DOE used to evaluate the performance by MRI under the contract resulted in a fair characterization of that performance; (2) the D...