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Federal Power: The Evolution of Preference in Marketing Federal Power
RCED-00-127: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of the Department of Energy's power marketing administrations (PMA), focusing on: (1) how federal legislation and major relevant court cases have, over time, directed the PMAs to give preference to particular customers in purchasing electricity; and (2) the role of preference in the PMAs' electricity sales in light of the restructuring of...
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...
Bonneville Power Administration: Borrowing Practices and Financial Condition
AIMD-94-67BR: Published: Apr 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the borrowing practices and overall financial condition of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).GAO found that: (1) BPA currently finances all of its capital programs using debt financing; (2) all BPA new borrowing is projected to come from the Treasury Department; (3) based on current BPA projections, the bond borrowing caps wi...