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Federal Power: PMA Rate Impacts, by Service Area
RCED-99-55: Published: Jan 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the future role of the power market administrations (PMA) by providing a PMA-by-PMA analysis of the potential rate changes that would likely be experienced by preference customers who buy power from the Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and Western Area Power Administration if the power is sold at market rate...
Federal Power: Regional Effects of Changes in PMAs' Rates
RCED-99-15: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a state-by-state analysis of the preference customers who buy power from the Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Western Area Power Administration, focusing on the: (1) extent to which preference customers' rates may change if market rates are charged; (2) areas the three power marketing administrations...
Climate Change: Information on Limitations and Assumptions of DOE's Five-Lab Study
RCED-98-239: Published: Sep 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the study conducted by five Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories on reducing U.S. emissions through energy-efficient and low-carbon technologies, focusing on: (1) how the study's scope and methodology may limit its usefulness; (2) key assumptions that may have influenced the study's results; and (3) the study's role in th...
Energy Policy Act: Including Propane as an Alternative Motor Fuel Will Have Little Impact on Propane Market
RCED-98-260: Published: Sep 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether and how including propane as an alternative fuel under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) will affect existing propane consumers as well as the supply and price, focusing on: (1) whether EPACT's goal of replacing at least 10 percent of the conventional fuel used in light-duty vehicles by 2000 and at least 30 percent by 2010 with replac...
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...
Impoundments: Comments on Proposed Rescissions and Deferrals of Fiscal Year 1997 Energy, Defense, Justice, and Agriculture Funds
OGC-97-34: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO reviewed the proposed rescissions and revised deferral of budget authority contained in the President's second and third special impoundment messages for fiscal year 1997.GAO noted that the proposed rescissions and revised deferral were in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act. GAO also provided specific information with regard to the proposed rescissions and the deferral...
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...
Power Marketing Administrations: Cost Recovery, Financing, and Comparison to Nonfederal Utilities
AIMD-96-145: Published: Sep 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three power marketing administrations' (PMA) cost recovery practices, and financing for capital projects, focusing on how these PMA differ from nonfederal utilities.GAO found that: (1) the three PMA are not recovering through power rates some costs related to producing and marketing federal hydropower; (2) PMA are not recovering the full costs of p...