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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Well Category Determinations
OGC-00-54: Published: Aug 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) new rule on well category determinations. GAO noted that: (1) the rule reinstates regulatory provisions for well category determinations for certain categories of high-cost gas; and (2) FERC complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule...
Hydropower Relicensing: Federal Costs Are Not Being Recovered
RCED-00-107: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed hydropower relicensing, focusing on the status of efforts to recover the costs incurred by federal agencies to administer the hydropower program.GAO noted that: (1) for fiscal years 1995 through 1998, federal agencies reported a total of about $32 million in hydropower-program-related administrative costs; (2) GAO estimates that for the 4 fiscal ye...
Power Marketing Administrations: Their Ratesetting Practices Compared With Those of Nonfederal Utilities
AIMD-00-114: Published: Mar 30, 2000. Publicly Released: May 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) power marketing administrations (PMA), focusing on: (1) how the PMAs set their rates to recover costs; (2) how the PMAs' ratesetting practices compare to those of investor-owned and publicly owned utilities; and (3) the impact of the PMAs' ability to defer repayment of portions of their debt on their future competit...
Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Regional Transmission Organizations
OGC-00-17: Published: Jan 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) new rule on Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO). GAO noted that: (1) the rule requires that each public utility that owns, operates, or controls facilities for the transmission of electric energy in interstate commerce make certain filings with respect to forming and participating in a RTO; and...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Oil and Gas Industries
AIMD-99-162: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the oil and gas power industries' vulnerability to year 2000 problems and the reported status of their year 2000 readiness.GAO noted that: (1) all phases of operations in the oil and gas industries--from production to distribution--use computer systems and equipment that are subject to year 2000 failures; (2) while the domestic oil and gas indust...
Energy Deregulation: Status of Natural Gas Customer Choice Programs
RCED-99-30: Published: Dec 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) initial participation in natural gas customer choice programs; and (2) the effect of these recent customer choice initiatives on residential and small commercial customers.GAO noted that: (1) 43 gas utilities in 16 states have customer choice programs for either or both residential and small commercial natural gas customers; (2)...
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...
Management Reform: Agencies' Initial Efforts to Restructure Personnel Operations
GGD-98-93: Published: Jul 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1998.
GAO reviewed the effects of reductions in personnel positions at the Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Health and Human Services (HHS), the Interior (DOI), and Veteran Affairs (VA), focusing on: (1) the activities the agencies have undertaken in restructuring personnel offices and operations; (2) what performance measures are in place to gauge results of the restructuring efforts; and (3) issues...
Department of Energy: Fossil Energy Programs
RCED-98-63: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fossil Energy Research and Development (R&D) program and Clean Coal Technology Demonstration program, focusing on the: (1) R&D goals and technologies being developed by the Fossil Energy R&D and Clean Coal Technology Demonstration programs; (2) level of funding committed to R&D activities within these programs in fi...
Federal Research: Changes in Electricity-Related R&D Funding
RCED-96-203: Published: Aug 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) changes in the amount of funding for electricity-related research and development (R&D); and (2) the impact of these changes on the types of R&D being funded.GAO found that: (1) Department of Energy (DOE) funding for electricity-related R&D increased between fiscal years (FY) 1993 and 1995, but began to decrease by FY 1996 due t...