Tennessee Valley Authority (91 - 100 of 138 items)
TVA's Coal Procurement Practices--More Effective Management Needed
EMD-81-65: Published: Aug 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1981.
Because the coal purchases of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) have a major impact on its costs and power rates, GAO reviewed the coal purchasing practices of TVA over the past 10 years and analyzed the timing of TVA coal purchases, the process used in buying coal including the type and length of contract, TVA quality assurance practices, and the level of coal inventories at the powerplants.TV...
Proposal To Change Statutory Jurisdiction of Merit Systems Protection Board
B-202515: Published: Jun 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1981.
The view of GAO was requested on a proposal to change the statutory jurisdiction of the Merit Systems Protection Board. The suggested statutory amendment would permit the Board to review agency-assessed adverse personnel actions only in cases where it is proven that the penalty is grossly disproportionate to the offense or the result of prohibited discrimination. The Board has issued an opinion an...
Clean Air Act: Summary of GAO Reports (October 1977 Through January 1981) and Ongoing Reviews
CED-81-84: Published: Apr 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1981.
GAO summarized and updated its reports and ongoing reviews relating to the Clean Air Act.Major reports pertaining to the Clean Air Act included those on: indoor air pollution as an emerging health problem; federal-state environmental programs; energy health and safety issues needing a coordinated approach; the policy conflict between energy, environmental, and materials policies in the automotive...
Tennessee Valley Authority Electric Power Rates
088863: Mar 16, 1981
No summary is currently available...
Tennessee Valley Authority Needs To Improve Security and Inventory Controls at Power Sites
EMD-81-60: Published: Mar 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1981.
The responsibility for construction site and operating plant security has been debated within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for several years. This debate has occurred because no specific line of authority exists for security. GAO examined TVA procedures for security and those used to inventory and account for TVA assets.Because no central authority exists for overall security at TVA facili...
Cost Impacts of Reorganizations at the Tennessee Valley Authority
EMD-81-54: Published: Feb 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the operating costs of some organizational units within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and to determine whether the current reorganizations are resulting in higher administrative costs and higher electric power rates. GAO reviewed the organizational changes made by TVA in fiscal years 1979 and 1980; identified and selectively evaluated increases in administrative and...
The Atlanta Region: Welcome to the Now South!
115187: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. The Atlanta regional office covers a five-state area that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and much of Tennessee. It is the second largest regional office of GAO. Key military establishments in the region frequently involve the office in defense-related assignments. The relatively low income levels and high...
Forecast of Future Demand for Electricity by TVA
113988: Dec 11, 1980
GAO was asked to discuss its recent work at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) concerning the latest demand forecast and current analysis of alternatives for responding to the latest demand forecast. Specifically, GAO was asked about: (1) the history of demand forecasting by TVA; (2) the improvements made in demand forecasting by TVA; (3) additional improvements that TVA should make; (4) the mag...
Review of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Procurements of Automatic Data Processing Equipment
EMD-81-20: Published: Nov 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) determined that TVA needed additional automatic data processing (ADP) equipment to handle its expanding workload. Because this need was considered urgent, GSA allowed TVA to lease additional equipment without soliciting competitive bids from computer vendors. GSA stipulated that TVA proceed expeditiously toward a co...
Tennessee Valley Authority Needs a Written Policy on the Use of Power System Revenues for Research, Development, and Demonstration
EMD-81-16: Published: Nov 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1980.
GAO evaluated the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Office of Power's research, development, and demonstration programs. One objective was to compare the overall TVA level of research and development expenditures with that of investor-owned utilities.TVA has an informal policy that limits expenditures of power funds for research and development to no more than 2 percent of annual gross power system...