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Federal Power: The Evolution of Preference in Marketing Federal Power
GAO-01-373: Published: Feb 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2001.
Congress has enacted many statutes that designate types of customers or geographic areas for preference and priority in purchasing electricity from federal agencies. In general, the preference has been intended to (1) direct the benefits of public resources--relatively inexpensive hydropower--to portions of the public through nonprofit entities, (2) spread the benefits of federally generated hydro...