Power Administrations (21 - 29 of 29 items)
Energy, Resources, and Science Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99
IAP-96-9: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Energy, Resources, and Science issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1999.GAO plans to: (1) examine the roles and missions of energy, natural resources, and science agencies to determine the potential effects of transferring certain programs and activities to state and local governments or the private sector; (2) identify opportunities to increase revenues o...
Energy's Financial Resources and Workforce
RCED-96-69R: Published: Feb 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year (FY) 1994 financial and workforce data. GAO noted that: (1) the data could be used as a baseline for measuring changes to DOE; (2) in FY 1994, DOE spent about $20 billion and had about 20,000 federal employees and over 130,000 contractor employees; (3) power marketing administrations and t...
Federal Electric Power: Operating and Financial Status of DOE's Power Marketing Administrations
RCED/AIMD-96-9FS: Published: Oct 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's five power marketing administrations (PMA), focusing on operating, financial, and competitive issues facing PMA.GAO found that: (1) five PMA were established between 1937 and 1977 to sell and transmit electricity generated mostly from federal hydropower facilities; (2) PMA power accounted for about 3 percen...
Energy Conservation: Efforts Promoting More Efficient Electricity Use
T-RCED-92-74: Published: Jun 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1992.
GAO discussed efforts to increase the efficiency of electric energy use. GAO noted that: (1) utility-sponsored demand management programs are expected to avoid more than half of the growth in electricity demand that would otherwise occur by 2000; (2) levels of demand management activity vary widely among the states; (3) inhibitions to demand management programs include consumer reluctance to purch...
Meeting the Energy Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define the Key Policy Issues
RCED-91-66: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it sponsored to examine emerging energy policy issues, focusing on: (1) energy supply and demand; (2) energy and the environment; (3) management challenges at the Department of Energy (DOE); (4) the DOE nuclear weapons complex; and (5) energy research and development.GAO noted that: (1) a panel on the balancing energy supply and demand discussed securing sufficient and...
Federal Assets: Information on Completed and Proposed Sales
RCED-88-214FS: Published: Sep 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the sales of federal assets included in the President's budget proposals to Congress since 1984.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Transportation (DOT) received $1.575 billion from the sale of Conrail stock; (2) the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority will make a $3 million annual payment to the Treasury for 50 yea...
Federal Electric Power: Pricing Alternatives for Power Marketed by the Department of Energy
RCED-86-186BR: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified alternatives to the Department of Energy's (DOE) power marketing administrations' (PMA) power-pricing practices.The alternatives discussed are those based on a cost-of-service objective and those based on criteria other than cost. GAO noted that the: (1) cost-of-service objective requires that the government or utility recover costs through elect...
Additional Information Concerning Irrigation Project Costs and Pricing Federal Power
RCED-86-18FS: Published: Oct 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the current basis the Department of Energy's Power Marketing Administrations (PMA) use to price federal electric power and transmission services, specifically: (1) a list of irrigation assistance projects, their costs, and their construction status; and (2) the current PMA practice of repaying irrigation assistance costs on or near the end of the r...
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...