Tennessee Valley Authority (101 - 110 of 138 items)
Triennial Assessment of the Tennessee Valley Authority--Fiscal Years 1977-1979
EMD-80-91: Published: Aug 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1980.
GAO summarized its work and reports accomplished during fiscal years 1977, 1978, and 1979 at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). It assessed the TVA role as a leader in the electric utility industry and made recommendations concerning: TVA systems for planning and for forecasting electricity needs in its service area; a number of supply and demand options available to TVA to permit it to better...
TVA Needs To Improve Management of Power Stores Inventories
LCD-80-32: Published: Jan 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1980.
GAO identified ways that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) could better manage the material inventories it maintains to support the production and distribution of electrical power.The material inventories of the TVA have rapidly incresed. Material worth approximately $51 million exceeded the corporation's near-future needs. GAO found that stockage objectives were being determined by plant super...
TVA's Clean Air Settlement With EPA
EMD-80-49: Published: Jan 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1980.
A senator's staff asked for information pertaining to the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) clean air settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The total estimated cost of all Consent Decree compliance was $6.063 billion in 1982 present value dollars. These costs resulted from the clean air initiatives that TVA agreed to undertake in order to comply with EPA clean air standards....
Federal R&D Laboratories--Directors' Perspectives on Management
PSAD-80-8: Published: Nov 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1979.
A survey was conducted for the purpose of determining the role of Federal laboratories in carrying out agency missions and filling the Nation's research and development (R&D) needs. A questionnaire was mailed to laboratory directors in 8 of the 12 Federal agencies with laboratories. These eight agencies, which obligated about 77 percent of the total Federal R&D budget in fiscal year 1977, were: th...
How To Burn Coal Efficiently and Economically, and Meet Air Pollution Requirements--The Fluidized-Bed Combustion Process
EMD-80-12: Published: Nov 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1979.
The nation has the potential to reduce its dependence on imported oil through a process known as fluidized-bed combustion. This is the process of burning coal in a mixture of air and limestone generating heat and electricity more efficiently and economically than conventional coal-fired boilers with pollution control equipment. The concept is sound, but its reliability under industrial and utility...
Improvements Needed in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Management and Use of Its Automatic Data Processing Resources
EMD-79-102: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1979.
The management and use of general purpose automatic data processing (ADP) resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were reviewed. The primary purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of agency policies and procedures for (1) planning, controlling, and reviewing ADP activities and systems; and (2) identifying and acquiring ADP hardware and related services. Ineffective use o...
Investment Policies, Practices, and Performance of Federal Retirement Systems
FPCD-79-17: Published: Aug 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1979.
Because of the importance of investment earnings to retirement system financing, a review was made of the investment policies and practices of six Federal retirement systems that invest funds. Four of the six retirement systems in the study were established by law. The retirement systems of the civil service, the Foreign Service, the judicial survivors, and the U.S. Tax Court are required by law t...
TVA's Load Management Activities
EMD-79-44: Published: Apr 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1979.
Load management projects at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were evaluated in an attempt to determine their potential for application to the utility industry, and it appeared that water heater controls could be successfully implemented at this time. In October 1977, TVA approved a program to control existing water heaters in 400 homes, new 120-gallon water heaters in 100 homes, and space cond...
Tennessee Valley Authority Can Improve Estimates and Should Reassess Reserve Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants
PSAD-79-49: Published: Mar 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1979.
The policies and procedures used by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the development of cost and schedule estimates for the construction of nuclear powerplants at Hartsville (Tennessee), Phipps Bend (Tennessee), and Yellow Creek (Mississippi) were reviewed. In September, 1978, TVA was operating one nuclear plant and constructing six more. TVA developed estimates of completion time without...
Electric Energy Options for the Tennessee Valley Authority
108623: Feb 15, 1979
A GAO review of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) showed a need for different programs and priorities if TVA is to reflect national energy goals and to continue its role as a national energy gauge. Congress authorized TVA to incur a total indebtedness of up to $15 billion to finance its power program. As of September 30, 1978, TVA had a $7.2 billion indebtedness outstanding and projected an out...