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TVA Is Justified in Deferring the Yellow Creek Unit 1 Nuclear Powerplant
EMD-82-114: Published: Jul 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the demand forecast and benefit/cost analysis used by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a basis for deferring construction on the Yellow Creek Unit 1 nuclear powerplant.GAO stated that, although certain portions of the TVA demand forecast, particularly those dealing with economic growth projections, appear out of line with projections made by...
Analysis of Two Allegations About the TVA's Energy Conservation Programs and Their Efficiency and Effectiveness
EMD-82-110: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1982.
GAO was asked to review two allegations regarding the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) energy conservation programs and to assess the efficiency and management effectiveness of those programs.The first allegation concerned the adequacy of the TVA response to requests for a home inspection that is necessary to qualify for a heat pump loan. GAO found that TVA was slow to respond to such requests,...
TVA's Computer Needs Are Valid and ADP Management Is Improving
AFMD-82-24: Published: Jun 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) efforts in the area of computer acquisition planning and requirements analysis and validation, specifically with regard to ongoing general purpose equipment procurement and proposed acquisition of scientific processing support and minicomputers.Overall, GAO found that TVA had made substantial progress towar...
Oversight Responsibility for Tennessee Valley Authority
118259: Apr 17, 1982
In a recent report, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Act gives Congress oversight responsibilities for the TVA power program and options which are available to improve oversight. Congress established and maintained the TVA Board of Directors as the single and final authority on many TVA power activities and decisions including those related to power planning, r...
Tennessee Valley Authority--Options for Oversight
EMD-82-54: Published: Mar 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1982.
GAO was requested to review oversight opportunities relative to the power program of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Specifically, GAO was requested to determine: (1) to what extent the TVA Act gives Congress oversight responsibility for the TVA power program; (2) what actions are needed to gain additional oversight of TVA activities, such as bringing the TVA ratemaking process under the jur...
TVA's Internal Audit Improved but Inspector General May Still Be Needed
EMD-82-61: Published: Mar 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1982.
Concern has continually been expressed about the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) internal control activities and whether TVA needs an inspector general (IG). Because of that concern, GAO was asked to: (1) assess the TVA Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, focusing on the organizational location of this group, how it identifies and plans areas for review, whether it has access to all areas,...
TVA's Nuclear Fuel Sale and Leaseback Arrangement Needs Further Analysis and Congressional Oversight
EMD-82-52: Published: Mar 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1982.
As part of a continuing oversight of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), GAO evaluated the financial soundness of the TVA sale and leaseback of nuclear fuel. GAO was requested to include as part of its evaluation: (1) a complete chronology of the events leading up to the sale and leaseback agreement; (2) information on whether this is a standard utility practice and a comparison of the TVA agree...
A Process To Determine Whether To Construct Projects In-House or by Private Contractor Is Needed by TVA
EMD-82-50: Published: Mar 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) determinations concerning whether to construct projects in-house or by private contractor based on the more economical of the two approaches.TVA does not have a procedure to compare the cost of construction using TVA employees to the cost of using a private contractor. Although TVA does not routinely compare cost...
TVA Needs To Develop a Formal Process for Determining Whether To Construct Projects In-House or by Private Contractor
EMD-82-49: Published: Mar 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine the policies used by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in determining whether to contract for construction or to perform the construction in-house. GAO was asked to determine: (1) whether TVA has a policy whereby the costs of using its own employees versus the costs of using private contractors for construction projects are compared; (2) if TVA has such a policy, whethe...
Advisory Opinion Concerning Legality of Plan Adopted by Tennessee Valley Authority
B-205284: Published: Nov 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1981.
GAO was asked to comment on a payment plan adopted by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide certain cash payments to its top management officials in addition to their regular salaries. The TVA Board of Directors adopted a resolution approving a plan to pay up to 75 TVA executives a yearly maximum amount of $36,000 in addition to their regular salaries. Those employees would thus receive...