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Bonneville Power Administration: Obligations to Fish and Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
GAO-03-844T: Published: Jun 4, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2003.
The Bonneville Power Administration produces a large portion of the Pacific Northwest's electric power, largely from hydroelectric projects in the Federal Columbia River Power System. Bonneville also has obligations to protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife populations affected by these hydroelectric projects. In the past several years, Bonneville has experienced financial difficulties,...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Electric Power Industry
AIMD-99-114: Published: Apr 6, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the electric power industry's vulnerability to year 2000 problems and the reported status of the industry's year 2000 readiness.GAO noted that: (1) all phases of operations in the electric power industry--from generation to distribution--use control systems and equipment that are subject to year 2000 failures; (2) while the electric power industry...
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...
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...
Report on Examination of Financial Statements of Columbia River Federal Power System, Departments of the Army and of the Interior, Fiscal Year 1965
B-114858: Published: Sep 21, 1966. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1966.
The General Accounting Office has examined the accompanying financial statements of the Columbia River Federal Power System for fiscal year 1965, which were prepared by the Bonneville Power Administration. The designation Columbia River Federal Power System (previously the Columbia River Power System) is used to describe the integrated power system in the Pacific Northwest consisting of (1) power-...
Report on Columbia River Basin Water Resources Development Program, Corps of Engineers (Civil Functions), Bureau of Reclamation, and BPA, for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1956
B-114858: Published: Dec 30, 1957. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1957.
The General Accounting Office has made an audit of the activities of the Corps of Engineers (Civil Functions), Department of the Army, and Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration, Department of the Interior, in the Columbia River basin. This audit was made pursuant to the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921 (31 U.S.C. 53), and the Accounting and Auditing Act of 1930 (31 U.S.C. 67). T...