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[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...
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...
Audit of the Federal Columbia River Power System Financial Statements
089075: Mar 9, 1977
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Bonneville Power Administration Control System's Computer Security
B-211147: Published: Mar 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1983.
As part of its study of automatic data processing management at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), GAO reviewed computer security at the control system's Dittmer computer center.GAO found that, although BPA has made some progress toward developing and implementing a computer security program agencywide, it needs to do more. Recently, BPA appointed a computer protection program manager, ide...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Changes in BPA Billing Practices Could Reduce Interest Costs and Improve Cash Flow
RCED-83-64: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the electricity billing practices of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to ascertain the actions planned to improve the timeliness of billings.GAO found that, if BPA were to change its customer billing processes, more than $3.2 million in interest expenses could be avoided annually. These interest expense savings would result from less short-term borrowing by BPA, since monies...